way of life

idiom

1
: the habits, customs, and beliefs of a particular person or group of people
Unhampered development is threatening these farmers' way of life.
2
: an important activity, job, etc., that affects all parts of someone's life
For me, tennis is not just a sport, it's a way of life.

Examples of way of life in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reliable and affordable power are the foundation of our way of life in Arizona. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 9 July 2024 What Readers Loved Our readers come to Montana to get away from it all — to experience a way of life that’s slower, easier, and more grounded in nature. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 9 July 2024 Few people live that way anymore, but being outdoors is more than my way of life. Russell Worth Parker, Outdoor Life, 3 July 2024 Over the years, Apache warriors have killed to protect their territory and way of life. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 28 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for way of life 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'way of life.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near way of life

Cite this Entry

“Way of life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/way%20of%20life. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!