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Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.
Angela Carter

Meaning of "a matter of life and death" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

a king´s ransom
a la plancha
a law unto itself
a leap in the dark
A level
a lick and a promise
A list
a little bird
a load of
a lump in one´s throat
a matter of opinion
a mensa et thoro
a mite
a month of Sundays
a mountain to climb
a mug´s game
a nail in one´s coffin
a name to conjure with
A number 1
a piece of crumpet

WORDS THAT END LIKE A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

accidental death
brain death
breath
catch one´s death
death
flog to death
in at the death
kiss of death
life-and-death
life-or-death
like grim death
living death
maternal death
megadeath
programmed cell death
put to death
scared to death
sudden cardiac death
sudden death
to death
wall of death

Synonyms and antonyms of a matter of life and death in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «a matter of life and death» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

Find out the translation of a matter of life and death to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a matter of life and death from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a matter of life and death» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

生命和死亡的问题
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

una cuestión de vida o muerte
570 millions of speakers

English

a matter of life and death
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जीवन और मृत्यु का मामला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مسألة حياة أو موت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вопрос жизни и смерти
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

uma questão de vida ou morte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জীবন এবং মৃত্যুর ব্যাপার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

une question de vie ou de mort
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perkara hidup dan kematian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

eine Frage von Leben und Tod
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

死活問題
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

삶과 죽음 의 문제
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Masalah urip lan pati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một vấn đề của cuộc sống và cái chết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாழ்க்கை மற்றும் இறப்பு பற்றிய விஷயம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जीवन आणि मृत्युचा विषय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ölüm kalım meselesi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

una questione di vita o di morte
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sprawa życia i śmierci
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

питання життя і смерті
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

o chestiune de viață și de moarte
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα ζήτημα ζωής και θανάτου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n saak van lewe en dood
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en fråga om liv och död
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

et spørsmål om liv og død
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a matter of life and death

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH»

The term «a matter of life and death» is regularly used and occupies the 87.131 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a matter of life and death

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4 QUOTES WITH «A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word a matter of life and death.
1
Angela Carter
Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.
2
Wangari Maathai
It's a matter of life and death for this country. The Kenyan forests are facing extinction and it is a man-made problem.
3
Kgalema Motlanthe
Once it gets to a point where it becomes a matter of life and death to occupy a position of leadership or not, with an eye on future opportunities, therein lies the danger.
4
Bill Shankly
Football (soccer) is a matter of life and death, except more important.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH»

Discover the use of a matter of life and death in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a matter of life and death and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Matter of Life and Death: Hunting in Contemporary Vermon
An illuminating cultural analysis of hunting in rural America.
Marc Boglioli, 2009
2
A matter of life and death
Ian Christie, one of the foremost scholars of Powell and Pressburger looks in detail at the making of the film as well as locating it in the broadest traditions of British art.
Ian Christie, 2000
3
A Matter of Life and Death: The Brain Revealed by the Mind
This book will bring to light that scholarship interwoven into this powerful film.
Diane Broadbent Friedman, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 2008
4
A Matter of Life and Death: Preaching at Funerals
With the sensitivity born of time and experience, Charles Hoffacker presents an unusually warm and caring approach to preaching, one which goes to the very heart for the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Charles Hoffacker, 2003
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A Matter of Life and Death Or Something
When 10 year-old Arthur Williams finds a weather-worn notebook in the woods behind his house, he has a lot of questions, including why its author, Phil, stopped writing on page 43.
Ben Stephenson, 2012
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A Matter of Life and Death: Informed Advance Health Care .
Explains the varieties of advance health care directives (such as "living wills") and medical and financial Powers of Attorney, questions to ask, and concerns to explore so your wishes are carried out for end-of-life care.
Michael Laurence, 2007
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A Matter of Life and Death: Inside the Hidden World of<
A Matter of Life and Death tells fascinating stories of mysterious illnesses and miraculous scientific breakthroughs.
Sue Armstrong, 2010
8
Japan's Sea Lane Security: A Matter of Life and Death?
Drawing upon case study material and primary research, including interviews with officials and security analysts, the book presents a chronological analysis of Japan’s sea lane security.
Euan Graham, 2005
9
A Matter of Life and Death: Remarkable True Stories of<
In this classic work, Altea described how she discovered her gift, and recounted the miraculous experiences she had in her early years of connecting the living with the dead.
Rosemary Altea, 2008
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A Matter of Life and Death: Contemporary Aboriginal ...
Proceedings of a workshop of the National Centre for epidemiology and population health held in 1989.
Alan Gray, 1990

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a matter of life and death is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Turkey Prefers Islamic State to Kurdish State
... that the West arm the Kurds directly, and recognize Kurdish self-rule within secure and defensible boundaries, are a matter of life and death. «Gatestone Institute, Jul 15»
2
Fast of 17th of Tammuz Is on the 18th of Tammuz
... is forbidden to erect a tent, including umbrellas, on Shabbat. Jews also may not drive a car on Shabbat, unless it is a matter of life and death. «The Jewish Press, Jul 15»
3
Crews respond to boat-in-distress call near Steelton (video)
... Lower Swatara Assistant Chief Jason Brown said, but this is the kind of call they take seriously because it can be a matter of life and death. «PennLive.com, Jul 15»
4
Alex McKinnon is “realistic” on his ambition to walk again. Source …
She said McKinnon revealed his fight against the pneumonia for a few days was a matter of life and death. “Quite early in the piece he is still in ... «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»
5
This narcissistic selfie culture shows that people don't know what to …
Selfies have become a matter of life and death. A Pakistani teen was shot dead by the police—he was taking selfies with a toy gun. In Saudi ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
6
10 Things You Must Be Aware Of Before Dating A Mama's Girl
Even if it is a matter of life and death that you are talking about, it can wait until she finds out what her mom is calling for. And also, be prepared ... «Information Nigeria, Jul 15»
7
Smoking age should be 21
... parent, relative or friend, and the pack of cigarettes you are about to hand over without second thought is literally a matter of life and death. «Pacific Daily News, Jul 15»
8
Greece heads to crucial referendum
It's a matter of life and death for us and our country." Pavlakoudi also believes that after a "no" vote, Greece would be forced out of the eurozone ... «Marketplace.org, Jul 15»
9
Abandoned seal pup 'Little Dipper' rescued from West Seattle beach …
Human (and canine) disturbance is truly a matter of life and death for these tiny pups who are still nursing and too young to forage for ... «West Seattle Blog, Jul 15»
10
Phil Walsh's death an everyday horror that comes as a jolt to …
... highs and crushing lows, the pursuit of personal and collective improvement. For all that, we often say it is not a matter of life and death. «ABC Online, Jul 15»

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