life vest

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n life vest life preserver consisting of a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable design
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Usage

In literature:

She was talking for the first time in her life with authority vested in her by a civic body.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
To use his own language, life had suddenly become vested with new charms for Mr. Blake.
"Marion's Faith." by Charles King
Murphy was struck in the body by a bullet, and his life was saved by his pipe, which he carried in his vest pocket.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
If I know my own heart, and I think I do, a life preserver goes on under the vest.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
It ain't life blood you're losin'; it's only your new laid omelet that's leakin' over your vest front.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
In a hundred ways you are made to feel that vested rights are sacred, if human life is not.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
But in the downward path of tramp life and poverty, the vest is very apt to disappear.
"Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Sitting over there on that life-belt, blowing up that patent vest of yours.
"Command" by William McFee
While the throne is inalienably secured to the king for life, the government is vested in a legislative chamber, called Borodemy.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
He secured his life vest tighter and held on to the mast, the salty Aegean in his face.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
In very many ancient States, the power of life and death was vested in the master.
"Cannibals all!" by George Fitzhugh
The crusted stain on his vest took on fresh life and the flies buzzed angrily when disturbed.
"The Last Straw" by Harold Titus
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In poetry:

A life of its own and a long one is led
By this penguin, with nothing to do with the breast-
The wingless pullover, the patient's old vest;
Now pass it some warmth, move the lamp to the bed.
"The Patient's Sweater" by Boris Pasternak
Near seems that rest my wearied Life desires,
Pain breaks her springs, and Sickness dims her fires;
And Hope, who comes in sable vest array'd,
Points, with pale hand, to Death's eternal shade!
"Louisa: A Poetical Novel. Second Epsitle." by Anna Seward
The silvery rack that flies away,
Like mortal life or pleasure's ray,
Does that disturb my breast?
Nay, what have I, a studious man,
To do with life's unstable plan,
Or pleasure's fading vest?
"I'm Pleased and Yet I'm Sad" by Henry Kirke White

In news:

Life vest shocks man back to life.
Under the new law, if you're caught in certain designated zones of the Oswego River without a life vest , you could be charged with trespassing.
Photo Jim Kenyon wears life vest while fishing.
Elvis & and a puppy life vest .
On a much lighter note, Tonya bought a life vest for her dog… Ben mocked her.
Life vest shocks man back to life.
Bart's Watersports Revolution Neo Life Vest .
Could you survive a plane crash for 18 hours treading water without a life vest.
Switlik Parachute (Booth No 1828) is aiming for a soft landing at Heli-Expo'09 with a new contract and introduction of a new modular helicopter life vest and a civilian version of the one-man life raft being supplied to the US military.
For safety reasons, only National Guard soldiers and firefighters in life vests are allowed to stack sandbags.
Some getaways offer peace of mind with each stroke of a paddle and all you needs is a paddle, a life vest and a spirit of adventure at the new Beaver Creek State Park Natural Area near Newport.
Must supply own kayak/canoe and life vest.
He was last seen about 10 pm Friday and was reported missing when his small boat , with his life vest and other belongings still in it, was found drifting on the lake Saturday morning.
Bulletproof vest saves Detroit officer's life in shootout.
He dines on home made dog food and swims in his own life vest.
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