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life  

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  • La vie (parfois écrit avec une majuscule,
  • La principale caractéristique d’un être vivant, par rapport aux objets inanimés et aux machines,
  • L'ensemble des organismes vivants forme ce qu'on appelle la biosphère.
life
  • NomPLlives
    1. The state that follows birth, and precedes death; the state of being alive and living.
      1. Having experienced both, the vampire decided that he preferred (un)death to life.  He gave up on life. ‎
      2. Many lives were lost during the war. ‎
    2. (heading) A period of time.
      1. “My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
      2. This light bulb is designed to have a life of 2,000 hours. ‎
      3. The life of this milk carton may be thousands of years in this landfill. ‎
    3. (heading) Personal existence.
      1. " [ …] I realize as never before how cheap and valueless a thing is life. Life seems a joke, a cruel, grim joke. You are a laughable incident or a terrifying one as you happen to be less powerful or more powerful than some other form of life which crosses your path; but as a rule you are of no moment whatsoever to anything but yourself. You are a comic little figure, hopping from the cradle to the grave. Yes, that is our trouble—we take ourselves too seriously; but Caprona should be a sure cure for that." She paused and laughed.
      2. The stories did not seem to me to touch life. They were plainly intended to have a bracing moral effect, and perhaps had this result for the people at whom they were aimed. They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.
      3. Man's life on this planet has been marked by continual conflict. ‎
      4. He gets up early in the morning, works all day long — even on weekends — and hardly sees his family. That's no life!  His life was ruined by drugs. ‎
      5. No notion of life and fire in fancy and in words.
      6. "Don't I know that it is you who is the life of this house. Two delightful children!"
      7. She's my love, my life. ‎
      8. Get a life. ‎
      9. His life of the founder is finished, except for the title. ‎
    4. (video games) One of the player's chances to play, lost when a mistake is made.
      1. Scoring 1000 points is rewarded with an extra life. ‎
  • Plus d'exemples
    1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
      • The duck is the spokescreature for Aflac, formally the American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus.
      • the earthquake took many lives ‎; the plague took rich and poor alike
      • I accultured myself very easily when I moved from Chile to Brazil; Portuguese, being similar to Spanish, was easy to learn. It might have been harder to acculture to life in Hong Kong.
    2. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
      • The good sister is there to minister to his spiritual needs, the nurse is there to bind his wounds, and the prostitute is there to spice up his bland sex life.
      • Largely missing from the discussion on multiple concurrent sexual partnerships is how the lessons and experiences on sexuality at a young age, by traditions such as unyago, play out in adult life.
      • Uranism is always a disease or an inversion. It is sometimes a symptom of degeneracy. It may be caused by disorders during embryonic life.

Meaning of life for the defined word.

Grammaticalement, ce mot "life" est un nom, plus spécifiquement, un noms dénombrable et un singularia tantum.
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      • Noms Dénombrable
        • Singularia tantum
          • Noms Indénombrable
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      Liens Connexes:
      1. en lifetime
      2. en lifeless
      3. en lifelong
      4. en life-time
      5. en lifelike
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