If it is alive, is it even relevant or, to borrow a phrase from Eliot, is it a patient “etherized upon a table”?
That's almost twice as many years as you've been alive, so relax.
We will always have to live with the intense pain of knowing we will never see Chandra alive again.
The good news is the Feds realize that they have to be alive to the risks and be aware of repeating the Japanese experience.
The child was found on the 400-foot level, bruised and crying, but alive.
If Bukatski were alive, he would let out his tongue now at their expense.
"Even if your father were alive, Jimmy, it couldn't be the same," answered Pen.
Only the gleam of his curious pink eyes, told that he was alive.
My love for you has kept me alive through all that I've endured.
"My brother might have been alive now if only he had taken his quinine," said Jim.
c.1200, from Old English on life "in living." The fuller form on live was still current 17c. Alive and kicking "alert, vigorous," attested from 1859; "The allusion is to a child in the womb after quickening" [Farmer]. Used emphatically, especially with man; e.g.:
[A]bout a thousand gentlemen having bought his almanacks for this year, merely to find what he said against me, at every line they read they would lift up their eyes, and cry out betwixt rage and laughter, "they were sure no man alive ever writ such damned stuff as this." [Jonathan Swift, Bickerstaff's Vindication, 1709]Thus abstracted as an expletive, man alive! (1845).