live through

phrasal verb

lived through; living through; lives through
1
: to survive (an experience, a troubling time, etc.) : to endure
If I can live through this, I can live through anything.
2
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 Molly’s expertise is unrequited love — she’s lived through it 26 times. Matt Grobar, Deadline, 9 July 2024 Just as survivors of World War II are dwindling, so are those who lived through the Hartford Circus Fire of July 6, 1944, which killed at least 168 people, 100 of them children, and injured hundreds more. Ed Stannard, Hartford Courant, 6 July 2024 With nearly every month of 2024 having been the warmest on record, the world may be living through the hottest year yet. Max Kim, Los Angeles Times, 3 July 2024 Consuls at the press conference highlighted the solidarity among the islands of the region, which live through cycles of destruction every hurricane season. Syra Ortiz Blanes, Miami Herald, 3 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for live through 

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“Live through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/live%20through. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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