life-giving

Definitions

  • life-giving vegetables
    life-giving vegetables
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj life-giving giving or having the power to give life and spirit "returning the life-giving humus to the land"- Louis Bromfield","life-giving love and praise","the vitalizing rays of the warming sun"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a life-giving līf"gĭv`ĭng Giving life or spirit; having power to give life; inspiriting; invigorating; as, life-giving love and praise. "returning the life-giving humus to the land."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • life-giving Giving life or spirit; having power to revivify or animate; inspiriting; invigorating.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Life-giving imparting life: invigorating
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “The object of art is to give life a shape. [Midsummer Nights Dream]”
  • Les Brown
    Les%20Brown
    “You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.”
  • Marcus Valerius Martial
    Marcus%20Valerius%20Martial
    “I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.”
  • Arthur Ashe
    Arthur Ashe
    “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”
  • Norman Macewan
    Norman Macewan
    “we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

The blood of His Son came on Calvary to give life-action to our hearts.
"Quiet Talks on Following the Christ" by S. D. Gordon
If you were to succeed it would give her a hope in life.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
The bare dull moral weariness soon brings; The story serves to give it life and wings.
"A Mother's List of Books for Children" by Gertrude Weld Arnold
Just as I have given life to this little child I give eternal life to all who put their trust in God.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
She was ready to give up things for him, as she had just given up her life and her friends in England.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
Life gives to every slave an empty glass to fill it either with tears or with hopes.
"Serbia in Light and Darkness" by Nikolaj Velimirovic
I do not want to give many particulars of the life of that priest.
"The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional" by Father Chiniquy
This life gives us the picture of what God meant man to be.
"Herein is Love" by Reuel L. Howe
She 'd be good for you; she 'd give your present self-centred life a broader meaning.
"The Seventh Noon" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Well, his life was certainly forfeit, his reputation he would also give for hers.
"The Eagle of the Empire" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
The reservoir up yonder is full to overflowing, with clear, sweet, life-giving water.
"Quiet Talks on Power" by S.D. Gordon
Wisdom and the life-giving principle were two ideas associated in the Babylonian mind with water.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
The Christian life in all its aspects and experiences is an outflow from the 'the Fountain of Life,' the giving God.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
I love Josephus, and would willingly give my life for him.
"For the Temple" by G. A. Henty
Will you give me one thousand pounds towards settling that child in life?
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
We give unto Art our life, and she gives us immortality.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
They seek a life of "getting": He demands a life of "giving.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
If he gives any of it to this life solely it is wasted.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
You're giving me the chance of my life to make a man of myself.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
Abercrombie, I would give half my fortune to save the life of that man.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
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In poetry:

But wretch I am, I slighted life,
I chose in death to live;
O, for these days now, if I might,
Ten thousand worlds would give.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
"I love thee! I love thee, thou knowest!
And thou shalt not give away
The love to my life thou owest;
And my heart commands thee stay!--
"The Alcalde’s Daughter" by Madison Julius Cawein
Thou art my life, by thee I live,
From thee proceed the joys I know;
Sweetheart, thy hand has power to give
The meed of love--the cup of woe.
"Thou Art My Lute" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
CLARIN. Livia, while my master yonder,
Like a living skeleton,
Life and motion being gone,
On his luckless love doth ponder,
Give me an embrace.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
I’ve been dreaming, ah yes, I been dreaming
As none but a Poet can dream,
When the life giving sun light of joy,
On his path casts a lingering beam.
"My Day Dream" by Joseph Warren Watson
Faith gives to Sense both life and breath,
And Sense gives joy and strength to Faith;
"O now," says Faith, "how fond do I
In Sense's glowing bosom lie!"
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

That is, give their time to make someone’s life better .
The quarterback said he views the 12-year veteran receiver as "a big brother " who's always giving him advice on football and life — and the Giants game was just another example of that.
The ocean is my life, and the Lord is my provider so if things go not my way, I make sure to give thanks and praise to all my days.
SOUTH PORTLAND — A used book store that gives people with disabilities real-life work experience has opened up a new storefront.
"Having a quiet, comfortable place to breastfeed or pump helps student moms, and gives babies a healthy start in life," said Snohomish Health District Breastfeeding Coordinator Lily Sheremeta.
They are the love of my life and they give me lots of love.
A time to celebrate the joys of life, a time to give thanks for the things we have, a time to embrace the ones we love.
When life gives you lemons, make fregola salad with broccoli and onions.
Cancer survivor's challenge: Give the gift of life this season.
Many in the Midlands are rolling up their sleeves to give the gift of life.
Give leftover turkey a new lease on life with this recipe for Wild Rice and Chili-Corn Casserole .
More than an archive of stories, my book gives a glimpse into the life of the American teenager in the late 1990s.
Give your life story a positive — not negative — spin The Middle Lane a Chron.com blog.
From the National Geographic Image Collection: Photographs of Social Life in Washington DC, 1900-1960 is on view at Carroll Square Gallery through November 30, 2012 WETA Around Town gives you a preview.
Life sometimes gives us signs.
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In science:

Some of the transformations presented in Section 4 lead to deeper results - the lifts and shadows give rise to a life on their own.
Forbidden lists (NP and CSP for combinatorialists)
Of course, imposing a stronger condition makes our life easier and allows us to give, in a sense, a constructive proof showing what happens in reality at the distant moment τ − of the first jump of the random walk in question below zero.
Local probabilities for random walks conditioned to stay positive
Given f ∈ Ψ := {g ∈ NX : S (g) := Px∈X g(x) < +∞}, at the end of its life a particle of type x gives birth to f (y) children of type y (for all y ∈ X ) with probability µx (f ) where {µx}x∈X is a family of probability distributions on the (countable) measurable space (Ψ, 2Ψ ).
Characterization of the critical values of branching random walks on weighted graphs through infinite-type branching processes
We give a brief summary of the relevance of quantum searches in biology and therefore to the origin-of-life problem (Sect. 2.1).
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Finally, a number of theoretical works in the last years have called the attention to the role of magnetic helicity conservation in the dynamo processes, giving new life to the turbulent dynamo model as proposed by Parker.
Cosmic Magnetic Fields: from Stars and Galaxies to the Primordial Universe
The conclusion from this calculation is that the random fluctuations induce a self-energy with a width, which gives a finite life-time for the excitations.
Scalar Quantum Field Theory in Disordered Media
One quantity of significant relevance to the finetuning question is stellar lifetime. I claim no deep results, but find it interesting that a wide range of fundamental physics constants will give long lifetime stars, a likely prerequisite for life.
Defending The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning
This gives us a total of O(n2 ) moves throughout the life of the algorithm, each requiring O(n) time to perform.
Computational topology with Regina: Algorithms, heuristics and implementations
The time-postulate has been satisfactorily tested directly, it gives an explanation of the dependence of the mean-life of elementary particles on its velocity with respect a galilean frame of reference and it is daily at work, so to speak, in navigation systems.
Static elastic deformations in general relativity
The value of the half-life and the energy value of a physical process give an indication of the difficulties experimentalists have to face in order to measure such reaction.
Recent advances in neutrinoless double beta decay search
Each individual which has reached the minimum reproduction age of R (typically, R = 8) gets B (typically, 1 ≤ B ≤ 4) children at each time step, where 32 time steps give the maximum life span.
The Penna Model of Biological Aging
Only the half-life of 43Cr is in agreement with the experimentally observed daughter half-life, thus giving an independent proof for the observation of 2p radioactivity.
Two-proton radioactivity
As discussed by Woosley et al. (2002), the decay of 56Co to 56Fe (half-life 77 days) is observationally very significant, giving a “radioactive tail” to the light curve.
The Impact of Neutrino Magnetic Moments on the Evolution of Massive Stars
NaI(Tl) scintillators and a plastic scintillator ∆E-E telescope, respectively. “This decay curve, along with many other similar curves, gives a weighted average half-life for N18 of 0.63±0.03 sec.” This half-life agrees with the presently accepted value of 622(9) ms.
Discovery of the Isotopes with Z <= 10
What possible explanation could one then give for why theoretical physics principles (variational principles, specific symmetry groups, etc) would necessarily lead to the existence of life? It is not clear how the issue could be tackled then, even in principle.
Editorial note to "Large number coincidences and the anthropic principle in cosmology"
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