Drawn from life.
Drawn or described from some existing person or object. For
As long as life continues.
For the life of me.
True as I am alive. Even if my life depended on it. A strong
“Nor could I, for the life of me, see how the creation of the world
had anything to do with what I was talking about.” —Goldsmith;
Vicar of Wakefield.
Is life worth living? Schopenhauer decides in the negative. In the
“funeral service” we are taught to thank God for delivering the
deceased “out of the miseries of this sinful life.” On the other hand,
we are told that Jesus called Lazarus from the grave, not by way of
punishment, but quite the contrary.
“On days like this, one feels that Schopenhauer is wrong after all,
and that life is something really worth living for.” —Grunt Allen:
The Curate of Churnside.
Large as life. Of the same size as the object represented. On my
life. I will answer for it by my life; as, “Il le fera j'en
répondes sur ma vie.” To bear a charmed life. To escape accidents
in a marvellous manner.
To know life.
In French, “Savoir vivre”
—that is, “Savoir ce que
c'est que de vivre.”
“Not to know life,” is the contrary— “Ne
savoir pas ce que c'est que de vivre
To the life.
In exact imitation. “Done to the life.” “Faire le portrait de
quelqu'un au naturel”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Life from Fact Monster:
- Homework Center: Life Sciences - Subjects » Geography » History » Language Arts » Mathematics » ...
- still life - still life still life, a pictorial representation of inanimate objects. The term derives from the ...
- artificial life support - artificial life support artificial life support, systems that use medical technology to aid, ...
- Sea Life - Sea Life Fish FAQ Lobster FAQ Crustaceans FAQ See also: Shark Myths and Statistics Shark Facts ...
- Life-Changing Science Discoveries - Life-Changing Science Discoveries Try to imagine life without antibiotics. We wouldn’t live ...