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

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Recent Examples on the Web The results give us insight into the complexity of ancient lifeways. Bret Stetka, Scientific American, "Ancient Teeth Reveal Social Stratification Dates Back to Bronze Age Societies," 11 Oct. 2019 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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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lifeway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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