lifeline

[ lahyf-lahyn ]SEE DEFINITION OF lifeline

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I thought at least she would see my initials all over your lifeline.

“Give her the once over and throw out the lifeline,” Jimmie said.

Ten months of siege followed as Grant methodically cut the Confederate 39 lifeline.

She wakes with a tearing start from the gray dreams of death that fill her lifeline.

Half my memories were doubled, half my lifeline crooked and twisted, three new moles upon my sword-hand.

Occasionally a lifeline was rigged along the well deck to the poop quarters, a by no means unnecessary precaution.

A cheer burst from the throats of the Boy Scouts as they tailed on the lifeline, and walked backward from the tree with it.

Even these hardy men of the wild dared not venture beyond their door without the lifeline which was always kept handy.

WORD ORIGIN

also life-line, 1700, "rope used somehow to save lives," from life (n.) + line (n.); figurative sense first attested 1860. Sense in palmistry from 1890.

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