life line

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n life line a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Life line (Naut) A line along any part of a vessel for the security of sailors.
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Quotations

  • William R. Alger
    William R. Alger
    “The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.”
  • John F. Kennedy
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    “True happiness is the full use of your powers along lines of excellence in a life affording scope.”
  • Ralph Nader
    Ralph Nader
    “For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull.”
  • Maya Angelou
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    “There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.”

Usage

In literature:

Only at critical moments, such as this in Balder's life, can we point out the joining lines.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
Able to fling and use life-line or life-buoy.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
The new life and the old have melted together: there is no dividing-line.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, October, 1877, Vol. XX. No. 118" by Various
Subterranean life is the general rule in the neighborhood of the firing line.
"The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915" by Various
The education of such persons is either neglected entirely, or ill fitted for the line of life into which they are to go.
"An Inquiry into the Permanent Causes of the Decline and Fall of Powerful and Wealthy Nations." by William Playfair
On the firing line, in the camps behind the line, and in civil life our colored population has done well indeed.
"History of the American Negro in the Great World War" by W. Allison Sweeney
Has any paying line of life ever occurred to you as possible?
"The Lee Shore" by Rose Macaulay
Then the life-history of the amoeba, for example, appears as a line such as A in Fig.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
But I could not see Carette very clearly in that line of life.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
A man who risks his life as do we who are in the fighting line.
"Private Peat" by Harold R. Peat
Circumstances have thrown me into a very different line of life; and not choice, as I am happy to find in your case.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
In her day the "dead-line" in a man's life was drawn at fifty.
"The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)" by Marion Harland
It contains noble lines, but is historically a mere travesty of the life and death of the heroine.
"Joan of Arc" by Ronald Sutherland Gower
That a man should be superlatively good in one single line of effort is the demand of modern life.
"Craftsmanship in Teaching" by William Chandler Bagley
When peace commenced he returned to the civil line of life.
""Old Put" The Patriot" by Frederick A. Ober
This line of conduct will have its dangers; but she holds not her life dear unto her, so that she may accomplish her heart's desire.
"The Argosy" by Various
Where is your life-line?
"The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea" by Janet Aldridge
At fifteen years of age, he began to consider what line of life he should follow.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
All her life she had walked her chalk-line, and anything outside savoured of the mysterious, and terrible.
"The Butterfly House" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The safe and sheltered life was wholly to her taste, but she wanted others to fall into line.
"The Shield of Silence" by Harriet T. Comstock
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In poetry:

Who can say that man has never
Lived the life of plants and trees?
Not so wide the lines that sever
Us forever here from these.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part V" by Madison Julius Cawein
Her mission is to calm and soothe,
And purely glad life's every stage;
Her garlands grace the brow of youth,
And hide the hollow lines of age.
"The Progress Of The Rose" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Your poets' eager pens awake
The world-old themes of love and youth.
The pulse of life, the joy, the ache,
The pregnant line of earnest truth;
"Come, Sing Australian songs to me!" by John O Brien
The far sea-line is hushed and still;
The nearer sea has life and voice;
Each soul may take his fondest choice,—
The silence, or the restless thrill.
"Inlet and Shore" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
There was Lang Willie Gairner, an' Luckie, his wife,
An' Jean, the ae dochter, the pride o' their life;
They're the first on my leet in the publican line;
They lang hae been yirded, an' lang oot o' min'.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
Women of night life amid the lights
Where the line of your full, round throats
Matches in gleam the glint of your eyes
And the ring of your heart-deep laughter:
It is much to be warm and sure of to-morrow.
"It Is Much" by Carl Sandburg

In news:

Including failure to provide body harnesses and life lines.
When a Palm Reader Knows More Than Your Life Line .
Life Line bringing stroke, osteoporosis screenings to Mineral Wells Senior Center.
Sony offers PlayStation 3 users a Life line.
Winslow Homer and "The Life Line" ' at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Life Line Screening will be at Arkansas State University.
A transportation worker who lost his life in the line of duty is honored.
People lined Main Street in Waynesboro Sunday afternoon as they participated in Life Chain, a peaceful and prayerful public pro-life event.
Two weeks after Sandy devastated neighborhoods across the tri-state, life is slowly beginning to return back to normal for some as power and transit are restored and gas lines ease up.
Troxell brings new life to discussions of wage labor and unemployment in America in Looking Up at the Bottom Line.
Draper was 25 and living rural life on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Chinle, Ariz. Before he found himself aboard a ship on the front lines in the Pacific theater in a distinct unit of Navajo Code Talkers.
Steve Post limps to the finish line in this the last of a limited series of The NO SHOW, dedicated to the life and art of Brother Theodore Gottlieb.
Offbeat humor, well-drawn characters bring 'Silver Linings Playbook' to life.
"They put their life on the line, too," said Mark Browne, Dept.
Baby Line Thru (BLT) swimbaits slide up the line and away from the hook after a strike, extending the lure's life.
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In science:

The solid line is a fit to our data, with τc,mm = 0.1 ps, and the spontaneous emission life time is 3200 ps.
Intrinsic fluctuations in random lasers
These lines provide tools to probe the formation and life-cycle of interstellar clouds. A THz telescope has been funded for Antarctica, the 0.8 m Stratospheric THz Observatory (STO; Walker et al. 2008).
Astronomy in Antarctica
The solid line is the curve calculated with the method of Ref. and the following parameters: ∆D = 7.0 meV and Γ = 9.0 meV (where Γ is the electron life-time broadening parameter).
The bulk of our reddened quasar population is therefore unlikely to be lensed. • The broad lines combined with the large dust extinctions observed in our sample strongly point to a specific phase in the quasar life cycle, rather than orientation, being responsible for the red colours.
Heavily Reddened Quasars at z~2 in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey: A Transitional Phase in AGN Evolution
It is based on a stochastic point process, consisting of the division of a randomly chosen face (cell) according to its life-time by adding a random line segment.
Combinatorial and approximative analyses in a spatially random division process
The dasheddotted line shows the half-life for a diproton decay.
Two-proton radioactivity
Squares in Fig. 18 represent the 1p decay half-life and the diproton halflife is depicted by the dashed-dotted line.
Two-proton radioactivity
These, plotted on a log scale lie quite closely on a straight line, and indicate a half-life of 0.5±0.1 second.” This half-life is close to the currently accepted value of 840.3(9) ms.
Discovery of the Isotopes with Z <= 10
Finally, theoretical data can be benchmarked against observations to provide estimates of uncertainties; real-life examples are the comparison between the observed and predicted [O iii] 4959/5007 ratio, the [S ii] temperature, or the intensities of the [Ne V] infrared lines in nebulae (see e.g. the talks by R. A.
How to Make an Atomic Blog in Your Own Kitchen. Summary of the Workshop: Uncertainties in Atomic Data and How They Propagate in Chemical Abundances
Along the same lines, it seems to me that Risch’s closed form indefinite integration algorithm (Risch[1969]) is someho w wrong because it omits too much human mental life.
Adding Methodological Testing to Naur's Anti-formalism
There is a closely related line of work on designing coding schemes for DSS that are resilient against active attacks, where an adversary is allowed to modify the content stored on a certain number of nodes through out the life span of the DSS.
Optimal Locally Repairable and Secure Codes for Distributed Storage Systems
The proposed source is an anti-neutrino 147Pm source that could reach an activity of 5 MCi and In contrast to the 51Cr a half-life of 2.6 years. this source has a continuous spectrum instead of discrete lines.
Neutrino electron scattering and left-right symmetry: future tests
The authors consider acceleration of dust grains to large velocities as parts of such flows, their destruction into individual nuclei after trans mission downstream of the respective shock, and the velocity evolution of these nuclei afterwards. A long life-time of fast nuclei can explain the observed line widths.
Cosmic ray propagation and acceleration
We selected radioactive X- and gamma-ray line emitters that can be significantly produced in solar flares (see § 2) and with half-lives between ∼10 min, which is the typical duration of large gammaray flares (Vestrand et al. 1999), and 77.2 days (56Co half-life).
Delayed X- and Gamma-Ray Line Emission from Solar Flare Radioactivity
According to our understanding the life-time of 0.3 fm/c is a lower limit (in line with the Heisenberg uncertainty relation); it leads to a maximum suppression of Ψ′ relative to J/Ψ with centrality.
Charmonium dynamics in nucleus-nucleus collisions at SPS and FAIR energies
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