lifeway

noun
life·​way | \ ˈlīf-ˌwā How to pronounce lifeway (audio) \

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Consider the repercussions when Achille Sel, who still follows Micmac lifeways, returns from a sojourn into the uncut northern forests and finds his wigwam burned, his wife murdered by English soldiers. William T. Vollmann, New York Times, "Review: Annie Proulx’s ‘Barkskins’ Is an Epic Tale of Logging and Doom JUNE 16, 2016," 17 June 2016

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First Known Use of lifeway

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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