“I leave my children at home, get on a plane, risk my life in dangerous areas for my job,” Rivera once said.
After 15 years on Death Row, that was commuted to two life sentences.
The simple fact is that racism—both personal, institutional, and structural—remains a force in American life.
And like so many people, 9/11 affected me deeply and changed my life in a profound way.
It was a peculiar moment where viral content came to life; as if Grumpy Cat came onstage and began speaking.
And all the little disfiguring hurts of life—they frighten me!
He's jerked out of your life and you will go lame the rest of your life for all you know.
It was idle; a magic seems to shield a captive's leap for life.
There it seemed to him that some of his old confidence in life might return to him.
In all my life I've never been face to face with a thing like this.
Old English life (dative lif) "existence, lifetime, way of life, condition of being a living thing, opposite of death," from Proto-Germanic *libam (cf. Old Norse lif "life, body," Dutch lijf "body," Old High German lib "life," German Leib "body"), properly "continuance, perseverance," from PIE *leip- "to remain, persevere, continue; stick, adhere" (see leave (v.)). Much of the modern range of meanings was present in Old English. Meaning "property which distinguishes living from non-living matter" is from 1560s. Sense of "vitality, energy" is from 1580s. Extended 1703 to "term of duration (of inanimate objects)."
Life-jacket is from 1840; life-preserver from 1630s of anything that is meant to save a life, 1803 of devices worn to prevent drowning. Life-saver is from 1883, figurative use from 1909, as a brand of hard sugar candy, from 1912, so called for shape. Life-form is from 1861. Life cycle is from 1855.
n. pl. lives (līvz)
The property or quality that distinguishes living organisms from dead organisms and inanimate matter, manifested in functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, and response to stimuli or adaptation to the environment originating from within the organism.
The characteristic state or condition of a living organism.
Living organisms considered as a group.
A living being, especially a person.