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When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't be any press without the censorship.
Kate Adie

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

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PRONUNCIATION OF LIFE-OR-DEATH

life-or-death  [ˌlaɪfəˈdɛθ] play
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WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LIFE-OR-DEATH


death
dɛθ
life-and-death
ˈlaɪfəndˈdɛθ
megadeath
ˈmɛɡəˌdɛθ
predeath
priːˈdɛθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIFE-OR-DEATH

life span
life story
life support
life table
life tenancy
life vest
life-affirming
life-and-death
life-enhancing
life-giving
life-saver
life-saving
life-size
life-sized
life-support
life-support machine
life-support system
life-threatening
life´s work
lifeblood

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIFE-OR-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-or-death in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

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

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TRANSLATION OF LIFE-OR-DEATH

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

Translator English - Chinese

生或死
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

- de vida o muerte
570 millions of speakers

English

life-or-death
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जीवन या मौत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أو حياة أو موت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жизнь - или - смерть
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

- vida ou morte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জীবন অথবা মৃত্যু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ou de mort de la vie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hidup atau mati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Leben und Tod
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

生きるか死ぬかの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

생사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Urip utawa mati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cuộc sống và cái chết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாழ்க்கை அல்லது மரணம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जीवन-किंवा-मृत्यू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yaşam yada ölüm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

di vita o di morte
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

życia i śmierci
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

життя -або- смерть
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de viață și de moarte
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζωή - ή - θάνατος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lewe - of - dood
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

liv eller död
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

liv - eller - død
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of life-or-death

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

The term «life-or-death» is quite widely used and occupies the 44.895 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIFE-OR-DEATH» OVER TIME

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

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2 QUOTES WITH «LIFE-OR-DEATH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word life-or-death.
1
Kate Adie
When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't be any press without the censorship.
2
Rose Tremain
I'm not very interested in charting a day-to-day familiar reality. I'm always looking for territory in which to explore the BIG subjects, the life-or-death stories.

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

Discover the use of life-or-death in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to life-or-death and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Calcium : A Matter of Life or Death: A Matter of Life or Death
Given that calcium is such a versatile messenger the field of calcium signaling is continuously and rapidly expanding. This book reviews the most recent developments in calcium signaling by leading experts in the field.
‎2007
2
Sociology As a Life Or Death Issue
This book is an eye-opener, an inspiration, and a guide for sociology students and anyone with an inquiring mind and hopes for a better world.
Robert J. Brym, 2011
3
Life Or Death
Kelly, Tom, Alison, Zoey, and Chad find themselves coping with accidents, tough decisions, dangerous medical conditions, and new enemies.
Emily Blake, 2008
4
Choosing life or death: a guide for patients, families, and ...
Describes the legal, ethical, financial, medical, and emotional aspects of decisions involving the critically ill, and discusses living wills, kidney dialysis, handicapped newborns, organ transplants, and genetic screening
William J. Winslade, Judith Wilson Ross, 1986
5
Life Or Death: A True Story (1916)
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger PublishingAcentsa -a centss Legacy Reprint Series.
Otto Zurcher, 2010
6
Life Or Death! Who Decides?
Everybody has an appointment with death-though when or where is not known.
Annie L. Williams, 2009
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
Direct Red: A Surgeon's View of Her Life-or-Death Profession
But in this illuminating memoir, Gabriel Weston reveals the emotions, passions, and doubts normally hidden behind a surgeon's mask. Weston, a surgeon, is also a writer of extraordinary gifts.
Gabriel Weston, 2009
9
Life or Death: Surviving the Impossible
Following the popularity of the award-winning At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times, winner of the Silver Birch Award for nonfiction, this new collection from Larry Verstraete features over 30 incredible true stories of survivors who ...
Larry Verstraete, 2014
10
A Matter of Life or Death: Surviving Hurricane Katrina
This book is a personal story of tragedy and triumph before, during and after the life changing events of Hurricane Katrina.
Terrence D. Slack, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIFE-OR-DEATH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term life-or-death is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Oregon State student 'nothing short of heroic' in burning car rescue …
... seen videos on YouTube of people captured in life-or-death situations and always wondered how he would react if he happened upon one. «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»
2
Surfer who beat shark recalls "swimming and screaming" - CBS News
At the finals of the World Surfing League's J-Bay Open on Sunday, a life-or-death battle played out on the South African beach, and it was all ... «CBS News, Jul 15»
3
Jack Falvey's Investor Education Briefs: Anything worth doing is …
Any way you look at it, high speed will make everything a life-or-death proposition. You don't want that. The sound you don't want to hear is ... «The Union Leader, Jul 15»
4
Exposing Every Student To STEM | TechCrunch
Along with getting hands-on biology experience, these students quickly learn the value of technology in what can literally be life-or-death ... «TechCrunch, Jul 15»
5
Dave Ramsey: First step to paying off debt is increasing income …
The other thing I've found is this: Most people seem to be able to magically find money when they feel it's a life-or-death situation. “Magically” ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
6
Open auditions at HCPAC - Athens Daily Review: Local News
When the men mistakenly lock themselves in a basement meat locker, the women are faced with a life-or-death decision. Should they leave the ... «Athens Daily Review, Jul 15»
7
Volunteers learn to make life-or-death difference in disaster
The Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP) has trained 30,000 volunteers in nine cities, and aims to reach 62,000 by 2020 ... «Prothom Alo, Jul 15»
8
Bangladesh volunteers learn to make a life-or-death difference in a …
Urban volunteers in Dhaka learn to use light equipment during three days of training. Photograph: Comprehensive Disaster Management ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
9
WW II veteran recalls life-or-death 'voice' where mortar hits
On his 18th birthday, Ramon I. Romero followed his father and older brother into the family business, making steel at the Bethlehem plant in ... «Buffalo News, Jul 15»
10
Tom Hanks shows how someone might really react to a life-or-death
In Scenic Routes, Mike D'Angelo looks at key scenes, explaining how they work and what they mean. Heroism is a given in Hollywood movies. «A.V. Club Austin, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Life-Or-Death [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/life-or-death>. Mar 2020 ».