• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Life-history the series of vital phenomena exhibited by an organism in its passage from the ovum to full development
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  • Washington Irving
    “A woman's life is a history of the affections.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”
  • Norman Cousins
    “A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. líf; Ice. líf, Sw. lif, Dut. lijf, body, life; Ger. leben, to live.


In literature:

GAILLARD, French historian, born at Amiens; devoted his life to history (1726-1806).
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Alfieri seemed to be attracted toward the most horrible phases of human life, and the most terrible events of history and tradition.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 1"
With parchments and papers deep on the table before him, Robert Turold plunged into the history of his life's task.
"The Moon Rock" by Arthur J. Rees
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
They only become interesting when we know the secret history of his life and read them as the moralizings of a doll Pecksniff.
"Old and New Masters" by Robert Lynd
History of the Life and Reign of the Czar Peter the Great.
"George Washington, Vol. II" by Henry Cabot Lodge
By the end of the ride I had told him my life history.
"An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)" by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
Never in the world's history did towns spring into life as these do.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
Catherine's whole life may be said to have combined romance with history.
"Memoirs And Historical Chronicles Of The Courts Of Europe" by Various
I will now relate the history of the short life of little Maria Judson.
"Far Off" by Favell Lee Mortimer
The history of my youth is the history of my life.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXVIII. February, 1843. Vol. LIII." by Various
Now bread is a necessity of life to the people, and the supply of bread turns on the history of the seed.
"Jean Francois Millet" by Estelle M. Hurll
A man has to write the history of his life every time he gets a pail of water.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
But interesting as the life history of these birds must be, we had not travelled for three weeks to see them sitting on their eggs.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The life of David makes an epoch in Jewish history and human history.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Customs which illustrate the social life of our ancestors, are scarcely the least interesting or important elements of history.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
I think, then, that history justifies us in regarding the full living of the spiritual life as implying at least these three characters.
"The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day" by Evelyn Underhill
It is true, every day had its history, and every rising and setting sun found something added to the volume of my life.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
It was not until many years after (1830) that Thompson proved by their life-history that barnacles are true crustacea.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
The essential facts in their life histories and their vulnerable points will now be pointed out.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt

In poetry:

Through years gone by since thus I strove,
Thus shadowed out my strife,
While at my history I wove,
Thou wovest in the life.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
The dear illusions will not last;
The era of enchantment's past;
The wild romance of life is done;
The real history is begun.
"Ode - On the Death of a Young Lady" by John Logan
The Life of Christ!—could miracles
Make that bright history brighter shine?
Add to the touching tales it tells,
The works of love,—the words divine?
"The Life of Christ" by John Bowring
Well, Rome's long rule here is oft and again
A theme for the sages of history,
And the small furred life was worth no one's pen;
Yet its mourner's mood has a charm for me.
"The Roman Gravemounds" by Thomas Hardy
Now breaking up the crust of temporal strife,
Who reads their acts enshrined in History, sees
That Tyrants were the Revolutionaries,
The Rebels men heart-vowed to hallowed life.
"The Century Of Garibaldi" by George Meredith
'Thy days' may be a life-long battle-field,
A warrior's history,
Where every weapon Satan's arm can wield
Shall each be aimed at thee:
But strive in Trust, and thou shalt never yield;
For as thy days, thy strength shall be.
"Trust" by Samuel John Stone

In news:

If life is a long series of decisions and their consequences, where we end up is the sum over histories of that dynamic.
Fort Myers family history traces early days of life on SW Florida coast.
Artist turns family's history into film with 'Secret Life'.
Join WGTE to discover the history of the Grand Rapids Applebutter Fest and get a glimpse behind-the-scenes as this massive festival comes to life.
Lee's Summit North High School Life Skills students completed their "History of Lee's Summit" unit with a field trip to downtown Lee's Summit Sept 28.
Donation gives new life to history center.
Menard history comes to life.
These 50 photos bring some of the best moments in sports history back to life.
The Hobo Fest is a family friendly educational event focusing on bringing people together, of all ages to, experience the life, local history and adventures of the hobos .
Settlers Days at Sand Ridge Nature Center in South Holland on Sunday gave visitors a chance to get a feel for daily life during several time periods of American history.
It's a question UWM history professor Glen Jeansonne has tried to answer - and rectify in his new biography, The Life of Herbert Hoover , Fighting Quaker, 1928-1933, published by Palgrave Macmillan.
The 79th presentation of 'living pictures' brings to life art, history and community participation.
A short history of disputes involving character names allegedly ripped from real-life people and businesses, from "George Costanza" to the newest claim over "Hank Rizzoli.".
The Life of the Blog, a history of the blog as we know it today.
A multi-layered, highly original essay on landscape, history, art, life and loss, Patience (After Sebald) offers a unique exploration of the work of W.G.

In science:

Nonparametric Bayes estimators based on beta processes in models for life history data.
Bayesian Poisson process partition calculus with an application to Bayesian L\'evy moving averages
In the history of Earth’s biosphere, complexity of individuals remain largely static for the first 2 billion years of life.
The influence of parsimony and randomness on complexity growth in Tierra
Smart Care: the Importance and Challenges of Creating Life Histories for People with Cognitive Disabilities.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The history of this model is described in [8, Chap. 4D] where the reader will also find other equivalent definitions and a discussion of how the model relates to real life card shuffling.
The cutoff phenomenon for randomized riffle shuffles
Ling GN (2001) Life at the cell and below-cell level: The hidden history of a functional revolution in Biology.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Nonparametric bayes estimators based on beta processes in models for life history data.
Compound Markov counting processes and their applications to modeling infinitesimally over-dispersed systems
Thorwart, “Life in an energy eigenstate: Decoherent histories analysis of a model timeless universe,” Phys.
Observable Equivalence between General Relativity and Shape Dynamics
Nonparametric bayes estimators based on beta processes in models for life history data.
Clusters and features from combinatorial stochastic processes
Lehmann L, Rousset F (2010) How life history and demography promote or inhibit the evolution of helping behaviors.
Altruism can proliferate through group/kin selection despite high random gene flow
Shapin S (2008) The scientific life : a moral history of a late modern vocation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Deep Impact: Unintended consequences of journal rank
Their occurrence can be justified by supposing that, although ergodicity does not hold at the level of a single tra jectory, tra jectories corresponding to different initial conditions and thermal histories sample finite life-time states with asymptotically uniform measure .
Testing the Edwards hypothesis in spin systems under tapping dynamics
The appearance of a molecule which is capable of replicating itself is probably the most fundamental event in the history of life.
Spatio-temporal Dynamics in the Origin of Genetic Information
Unfortunately, the available record of the history of life, written on stone in the form of fossils, is incomplete and ambiguous .
Evolutionary ecology in-silico: Does mathematical modelling help in understanding the "generic" trends?
According to life-history traits, it is selected for differently among bird species and relies on the trade-off between increasing survival of the offspring while impairing that of the parents for future reproduction (Kear, 1970; Afton and Paulus, 1992).
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird
This will open the possibility of observing the emission of complex bio-molecules from nearest to the highest redshifted galaxies and therefore we will get a hint on the evolution of the building blocks of life through the history of the Universe.
Observing the molecular composition of galaxies