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See definition of lifers on Dictionary.com
  • as inprisoner
  • as infelon

synonyms for lifers

  • captive
  • convict
  • detainee
  • hostage
  • con
  • culprit
  • internee
  • jailbird
  • lag
  • lifer
  • loser
  • tough
  • yardbird
  • chain gang member
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How to use lifers in a sentence

Forty hard-bitten lifers waited for the guard Barnum to go to sleep on his shift.
THE JACKET (THE STAR-ROVER)JACK LONDON
In passing I shall merely state that no one of those forty lifers was ever the same again.
THE JACKET (THE STAR-ROVER)JACK LONDON
It was a great day, for the two lifers had become three, although they accepted me only on probation.
THE JACKET (THE STAR-ROVER)JACK LONDON
Perhaps the majority of lifers are those whose sentences have been commuted from the death penalty.
A PLEA FOR THE CRIMINALJAMES LESLIE ALLAN KAYLL
The first was limited to “lifers” and colonial convicts sentenced a second time.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 8, SLICE 2VARIOUS
One dungeon at a time, and dungeon by dungeon, they messed and pulped the lifers.
THE JACKET (THE STAR-ROVER)JACK LONDON
I did not even know of the break he had inveigled the forty lifers into planning.
THE JACKET (THE STAR-ROVER)JACK LONDON
The forty lifers were caught in red-handed readiness for the break.
THE JACKET (THE STAR-ROVER)JACK LONDON
He was one of the forty lifers who were double-crossed by Cecil Winwood.
THE JACKET (THE STAR-ROVER)JACK LONDON
And now I must tell how entered the forty lifers upon my dungeon stillness.
THE JACKET (THE STAR-ROVER)JACK LONDON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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