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

Examples of lifeway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This latest step traces back to June 2023, when a federal judge ruled on a legal challenge brought by the Bad River Band regarding Line 5, which the Band argues is trespassing and poses a threat to its land and lifeways. Caitlin Looby, Journal Sentinel, 10 Apr. 2024 For many Osages, maintaining a relationship with the language is the best means to stay connected with the core values contained within our language and lifeways, especially 𐓷𐓘𐓡𐓫 (relations of respect). TIME, 19 Oct. 2023 Hoturoa Barclay Kerr has sailed the world on his journey to show how oceans connect peoples, lands and lifeways. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, 18 Feb. 2023 In accordance with their bimaadiziwin, or traditional lifeway, Ojibwe people harvest from nature as an act of stewardship. Bennet Goldstein, Journal Sentinel, 21 Mar. 2023 Just as Polynesian peoples journeyed on the marine byways in their voyaging canoes, finding their way using the stars and the ocean currents like modern-day sailors use GPS and satellite navigational tools, the peoples of the world sail on, sharing lifeways and foodways alike. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, 18 Feb. 2023 In spite of the desiccation gripping the Southwest, which some researchers believe could indicate a permanent aridification of the region, the Pima have plans for an agricultural future that would see young Pima farmers create a modern-day version of the lifeway of the Huhugam. Jim Robbins, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Feb. 2023 The results give us insight into the complexity of ancient lifeways. Bret Stetka, Scientific American, 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, 17 June 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lifeway was before the 12th century

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“Lifeway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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