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life-or-death

See definition of life-or-death on Dictionary.com
  • as inlife-and-death
  • as invital
  • as innecessity

synonyms for life-or-death

  • all-important
  • consequential
  • critical
  • crucial
  • determining
  • earth-shaking
  • earth-shattering
  • essential
  • imperative
  • important
  • indispensable
  • meaningful
  • of vital importance
  • paramount
  • pivotal
  • serious
  • significant
  • urgent
  • vital
  • vitally important
  • basic
  • critical
  • crucial
  • decisive
  • fundamental
  • imperative
  • important
  • indispensable
  • integral
  • key
  • meaningful
  • necessary
  • needed
  • significant
  • urgent
  • bottom-line
  • cardinal
  • coal-and-ice
  • constitutive
  • heavy
  • meat-and-potatoes
  • must-have
  • nitty-gritty
  • prerequisite
  • required
  • requisite
  • underlined
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How to use life-or-death in a sentence

This is the place where the Muscovite criminals are banished to, if they are not put to death.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
Now, it immediately occurred to Davy that he had never in his whole life had all the plums he wanted at any one time.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
Dean Swift was indeed a misanthrope by theory, however he may have made exception to private life.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
We shall recover again some or all of the steadfastness and dignity of the old religious life.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
It is the dramatic impulse of childhood endeavouring to bring life into the dulness of the serious hours.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Woman is mistress of the art of completely embittering the life of the person on whom she depends.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
Elyon is the name of an ancient Phœnician god, slain by his son El, no doubt the “first-born of death” in Job xviii.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
Thus was the man left entirely to the devil, not even his life being reserved, as in the case of Job.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
And as she hesitated between obedience to one and duty toward the other, her life, her love and future was in the balance.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Your sacrifice shall be the agony of agonies, the death of deaths, and yet you'll find yourself unable to resist.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO LIFE-OR-DEATH

  • all-important
  • consequential
  • critical
  • crucial
  • determining
  • earth-shaking
  • earth-shattering
  • essential
  • imperative
  • important
  • indispensable
  • life-or-death
  • meaningful
  • of vital importance
  • paramount
  • pivotal
  • serious
  • significant
  • urgent
  • vital
  • vitally important
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.