the living


: people who are alive
the living and the dead
The world belongs to the living.

Examples of the living in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lucy Sante and Darryl Pinckney, in the living room, riffle through vinyl records; Edmund Wilson and Mary McCarthy sit down for tea, his spiked with gin. Parul Sehgal, The New Yorker, 4 Dec. 2023 Inside, there's a two-story fireplace in the living room, an eat-in kitchen with a center island, a wine cellar and a media room. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 1 Dec. 2023 In between the living and dining areas is a huge kitchen centered around a long work island with an integrated snack bar and a marble countertop that waterfalls off the ends. Mark David, Robb Report, 30 Nov. 2023 In the living room, curtains in yellows, pinks, and reds reminiscent of early autumn hung above a divan dressed with striped lumbar and couch pillows which gallerist Alex Tieghi-Walker would later cover himself with, as his version of being dressed in Le Réunion clothing. Maria Geyman, Vogue, 29 Nov. 2023 In Israel and Gaza, the scale of death overwhelms the living Oct. 16, 2023 But those who have evacuated to Thailand say that the same circumstances that sent them looking for work in Israel will eventually send them back. Max Kim, Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov. 2023 The entrance, from a terrace with a pergola, opens to the vestibule, between the living and dining rooms, both with fireplaces. Sophia Solano, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 Touches of 13-year-old Walker Nathaniel Diggs’ presence are felt throughout the space, including in the living room, where a painting the teen did stands. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 13 Nov. 2023 Jonathan was allegedly sitting in the living room when Coones killed his mother, prosecutors said, ABC 13 reports. Kc Baker, Peoplemag, 20 Nov. 2023 See More

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“The living.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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