save a life


: to stop someone from dying or being killed
If you donate blood, you might save a life.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Edmonds and House both urged everyone to get tested for HIV, because knowing your status can save a life. Sony Salzman, ABC News, 13 Apr. 2023 Such a little thing to save a life, but someone has to be there to do it. Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2022 Related:Narcan can help save a life during an opioid overdose. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Mar. 2022 That was the sad, ironic duality of Browning’s mechanical creativity: His firearms could save a life or take a life, or do both, in a single instant. Nathan Gorenstein, WSJ, 15 Aug. 2021 The researchers also calculated the economic benefit of saved lives using the economic concept of the value of a statistical life (VSL), which measures what society is willing to pay to save a life (the US Department of Transportation uses a VSL of $10.9 million). Michelle Cheng, Quartz, 27 July 2021 Mission: save a life at any cost Starting in medical school, doctors and death become familiar foes. Robert Pearl, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 Her graphic novel is about immigration, belonging and how art can save a life. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 18 Feb. 2021 Asking honest, loving questions is likelier to save a life than prompt an attempt. Dr. May Lau, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Save a life.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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