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1 a history of a person's life
  • a renowned historian who has written lives of several early presidents

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2 a member of the human race
  • an appalling number of lives were lost in the war

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4 the period during which something exists, lasts, or is in progress
  • the Egyptian civilization had an extremely long life

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5 the way people live at a particular time and place
  • frontier life must have been rugged, exciting, challenging, and more than a little dangerous

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The first known use of life was before the 12th century

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“Life.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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