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On this page you'll find 112 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to life or death, such as: all-important, consequential, critical, crucial, determining, and earth-shaking.

How to use life or death in a sentence

  • Constantino-Diaz Duran reports on the eerie similarities—and the life-or-death differences.

    A New Mining Nightmare | Constantino Diaz-Duran | November 19, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • What McEvoy uncovers is not just a big story, but a life-or-death situation involving an especially devious serial killer.

    5 Hot Summer Thrillers | David J. Montgomery | June 4, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • It was a punishment that satisfied both sides of the life-or-death argument.

    The Penal Cluster | Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
  • This is a life-or-death proposition, with lasting-time the most important factor.

    The Planet Strappers | Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Kenniston, unable to turn from the life-or-death business of threading the swarm, heard the Jovian fighting furiously.

  • "It was not a life-or-death blunder in that sense, but only one of maiming," said Nealie hastily.

    The Adventurous Seven | Bessie Marchant
  • It was a life-or-death struggle with the elements--English courage and brawn pitted against the combined action of wind and sea.

    The Quest of the 'Golden Hope' | Percy F. Westerman

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