save the life of (someone)

idiom

: to stop (someone) from dying or being killed
a surgical procedure that has saved the lives of thousands of people

Examples of save the life of (someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Officers and the Long Beach Fire Department tried to save the life of a 17-year-old boy, police said. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2024 There are also exceptions to save the life of the woman and, before the third trimester, for fatal fetal abnormalities. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, 29 Apr. 2024 Even when state bans, like Idaho’s, include exceptions to save the life of the mother, providers can never be certain that conservative lawmakers and courts will agree with their judgment. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 25 Apr. 2024 Three Republicans on Wednesday joined Democrats in the Arizona House to vote to repeal the state's controversial 1864 ban on nearly all abortions, which was revived by a court ruling earlier this month and which only includes exceptions to save the life of the pregnant woman. Jaclyn Lee, ABC News, 24 Apr. 2024 The pre-statehood law indicates abortions are allowed when necessary to save the life of the mother. Shelby Slade, The Arizona Republic, 9 Apr. 2024 Just four of those — Arkansas, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas — have laws similar to what will go into effect in Arizona, allowing abortions only to save the life of the mother. Stacey Barchenger, The Arizona Republic, 14 Apr. 2024 It is banned except to save the life of the pregnant person. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 13 Mar. 2024 Jackson doctors and staff helped save the life of their son Joseph Patrick, 2, who was born prematurely. Michelle Marchante, Miami Herald, 4 Apr. 2024

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“Save the life of (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/save%20the%20life%20of%20%28someone%29. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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