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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LIFEBLOOD

One reference each of "lifeblood" and "life-blood" were retained.

The curse impels her to attack him, to seek to drain his lifeblood.

And it was as if Dworn's own lifeblood had been drained and his own heart had stopped beating.

Not while my hands are free, my body quick With lifeblood, and my heart a man's.

Business was crippled; industry was squeezed dry of its lifeblood.

This wine is my lifeblood, which I give that you may have eternal life.

Hundreds of thousands of men dyed its soil with their lifeblood.

Gradual and slow the lifeblood flowed again, and with it thought, although confused and tangled.

What other man ever put forty millions of money and his lifeblood into a railroad?

The only green thing was some ivy, a parasitic vampire which drew its lifeblood from the mouldering corpse of an old church.

WORD ORIGIN

also life-blood, 1580s, "blood necessary for life," from life (n.) + blood (n.). Figurative and transferred use is from 1590s.

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