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I wanted to write as well as I possibly could to deal with life-and-death problems in contemporary society. And the form of Wilkie Collins and Graham Greene, of Hammett and Chandler, seemed to offer me all the rope I would ever need.
Ross MacDonald

Meaning of "life-and-death" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LIFE-AND-DEATH

life-and-death  [ˈlaɪfəndˈdɛθ] play
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WHAT DOES LIFE-AND-DEATH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of life-and-death in the English dictionary

The definition of life-and-death in the dictionary is vitally or gravely serious; possibly resulting in death.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LIFE-AND-DEATH


death
dɛθ
life-or-death
ˌlaɪfəˈdɛθ
megadeath
ˈmɛɡəˌdɛθ
predeath
priːˈdɛθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIFE-AND-DEATH

life sentence
life space
life span
life story
life support
life table
life tenancy
life vest
life-affirming
life-enhancing
life-giving
life-or-death
life-saver
life-saving
life-size
life-sized
life-support
life-support machine
life-support system
life-threatening

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIFE-AND-DEATH

a matter of life and death
accidental death
brain death
breath
catch one´s death
cot death
dance of death
flog to death
heat death
in at the death
kiss of death
like grim death
living death
maternal death
programmed cell death
put to death
scared to death
sudden cardiac death
sudden death
to death
wall of death

Synonyms and antonyms of life-and-death in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LIFE-AND-DEATH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «life-and-death» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of life-and-death

Translation of «life-and-death» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIFE-AND-DEATH

Find out the translation of life-and-death to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations 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 «life-and-death» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

生命和死亡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

- de vida o muerte
570 millions of speakers

English

life-and-death
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जीवन और मौत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

و حياة أو موت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жизнь , а на смерть
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

- vida e morte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জীবন এবং মৃত্যু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

et la mort de la vie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kehidupan dan kematian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Leben und Tod
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

死活
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

삶과 죽음
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Urip lan mati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cuộc sống và cái chết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாழ்வா-மரணம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जीवन आणि मृत्यू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yaşam ve ölüm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vita - e - morte
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Życie i śmierć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

життя , а на смерть
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de viață și de moarte
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζωής και θανάτου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lewe - en - dood
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

liv och död
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

liv - og - død
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of life-and-death

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIFE-AND-DEATH»

The term «life-and-death» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.297 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIFE-AND-DEATH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about life-and-death

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4 QUOTES WITH «LIFE-AND-DEATH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word life-and-death.
1
Joe Greene
A black man - I say a black man, we got no corner on the market, but every day in some form or fashion you got to prove you're a man. But you want to keep the life-and-death situations down. I can get beat. But there's getting beat and there's getting stomped.
2
Ross MacDonald
I wanted to write as well as I possibly could to deal with life-and-death problems in contemporary society. And the form of Wilkie Collins and Graham Greene, of Hammett and Chandler, seemed to offer me all the rope I would ever need.
3
Barbara Olson
In the mind of Bill Clinton, political considerations outweigh even life-and-death matters of great concern to his own law-enforcement officials, not to mention the nation.
4
Morihei Ueshiba
When life is victorious, there is birth; when it is thwarted, there is death. A warrior is always engaged in a life-and-death struggle for Peace.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIFE-AND-DEATH»

Discover the use of life-and-death in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to life-and-death and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Life and Death in Shanghai
Even in English, the keenness of her thought and expression is such that it constitutes some form of martial art, enabling her time and again to absorb the force of her interrogators' logic and turn it to her own advantage." —Christopher ...
Cheng Nien, 2010
2
Healing into Life and Death
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Stephen Levine, 2010
3
The Life and Death of Democracy
A provocative history of world democracy chronicles the practices of the ancient Myceans through the manifestations of democracy in today's world while considering such notions as the origins of democracy and whether or not the western ...
John Keane, 2009
4
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic ...
"What is it I hope for from this book?
Sogyal Rinpoche, 2009
5
Secrets of Life and Death: Women and the Mafia
Secrets of Life and Death is the first book to focus on women whose lives are entangled in the workings of the mafia.
Renate Siebert, 1996
6
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Penetrating analysis of the functions and organization of city neighborhoods, the forces of deterioration and regeneration, and the necessary planning innovations
Jane Jacobs, 1961
7
A Life and Death Decision: A Jury Weighs the Death Penalty
"This is the best account I have ever read of how a jury decides whether to impose a death sentence. We see the case from the jurors' multiple and sometimes inconsistent points of view.
Scott E. Sundby, 2007
8
Life and Death
Divided into three sections, a collection of the author's poems examines his life in Florida, reflects on age and its effects, and offers three collaborative works with the painter Francesco Clemente
Robert Creeley, 1998
9
Life and Death on Mt. Everest: Sherpas and Himalayan ...
This book is a must read for any student of Tibet and the history of the interactions of Westerners and Tibetan peoples.
Sherry B. Ortner, 2001
10
The Life and Death of Stars
In an illustrated, accessible text, the author explains the life cycle of stars, from dense molecular clouds to the enigmatic nebulae some stars leave behind in their violent ends.
Kenneth R. Lang, 2013

3 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIFE-AND-DEATH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term life-and-death is used in the context of the following news items.
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In capital-punishment cases, a life-and-death struggle to get it right …
An October 2014 file photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. (Photo by ... «LA Daily News, Jul 15»
2
Experts: Egypt in life-and-death struggle, though regime is stable
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is in a life-and-death struggle as a Sinai-based Islamist insurgency rages but the regime is not about to ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
3
Mother rabbit turns tables on snake in savage life-and-death battle
Mother rabbit turns tables on snake in savage life-and-death battle. June 24, 2015: A mother rabbit has defended her young, setting upon their ... «9news.com.au, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Life-And-Death [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/life-and-death>. Apr 2020 ».
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