live through

phrasal verb

lived through; living through; lives through
: to survive (an experience, a troubling time, etc.) : to endure
If I can live through this, I can live through anything.
US, sometimes disapproving : to enjoy the experiences and achievements of (another person) instead of one's own experiences and achievements
She can't live through her daughter.

Examples of live through in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All of us lived through his presidency, so right back at you, buddy. Lawrence Andrea, Journal Sentinel, 13 June 2024 As told by the people who lived through it. Elation., 13 June 2024 In the coming year, Israel lived through a wave of suicide bombings and the assassination of its prime minister, and there was sufficient concern about the accords that Israelis elected Netanyahu; nonetheless, support for Clinton remained. Dahlia Scheindlin, Foreign Affairs, 23 May 2024 Ronan has said that living through his family’s scandals has influenced his view of power structure. Julie Tremaine, Peoplemag, 14 May 2024 If Priyanka, Jaida and Sasha are bringing the situation in Tennessee to a national audience, their new drag children live through it every day. Alison Herman, Variety, 13 May 2024 Placing our discomfort and daily life irritations on the same playing field with the suffering of someone who’s lived through terrifying, violating or life-threatening events, is absurd, disrespectful and even unkind. Nancy Colier, Baltimore Sun, 4 Mar. 2024 After living through the first pandemic in over a century, Americans could be in the midst of another one. Alena Botros, Fortune, 22 May 2024 Imagine living through the following timeline — spanning just 12 months starting in July 1915 — in today’s environment of social media and round-the-clock news. Steven Johnson, New York Times, 17 May 2024

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“Live through.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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