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The country was rapidly becoming, they agreed, no place for a gentleman to live.

You live for immortality in this world; I live for immortality in another.

Oh, if a man only could live up to the verses he cuts out of magazines!

"Now we're getting where Christians live," said Percival, with warm appreciation.

“Ay, where the Frenchmen live that calender worsted,” returned Giles.

I wonder how it would seem to live on such an island as this?

But I would rather do it than live on money that did not belong to me.

I wonder whether I shall ever be rich enough to live like this!

They have shown themselves anxious to live for it and to die for it.

Do you suppose there's a chance for me to live at Harlowe House and study?

WORD ORIGIN

Old English lifian (Anglian), libban (West Saxon) "to be, to live, have life; to experience," also "to supply oneself with food, to pass life (in some condition)," from Proto-Germanic *liben (cf. Old Norse lifa "to live, remain," Old Frisian libba, German leben, Gothic liban "to live"), from PIE root *leip- "to remain, continue" (cf. Greek liparein "to persist, persevere;" see leave). Meaning "to make a residence, dwell" is from c.1200. Related: Lived; living.

To live it up "live gaily and extravagantly" is from 1903. To live up to "act in accordance with" is 1690s, from earlier live up "live on a high (moral or mental) level" (1680s). To live (something) down "outwear (some slander or embarrassment)" is from 1842. To live with "cohabit as husband and wife" is attested from 1749; sense of "to put up with" is attested from 1937. Expression live and learn is attested from c.1620.

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