In very short order, Daniels found himself trying to live down the phrase.
It is Japan's misfortune that she is still unable to live down her reputation.
Morley insisted that I should live down here, under his eye.
Miss Archers approval had given her fresh energy to live down these annoyances.
Did the folks at Rackville think they might live down near the bay?
I will go down with you and see how you live down below, and you shall be my servant.
Surely you do not live down in the dark earth where there is no sunshine?
I told you once, Morgan, and I tell you again that it's impossible for a man to live down my sort of a past.
To live down the past and erase the errors, live boldly the present.
I live down on the Coldstream, on the line of the old Prairie Southern, which you acquired a couple of years ago.
Old English lifian (Anglian), libban (West Saxon) "to be, to live, have life; to experience," also "to supply oneself with food, to pass life (in some condition)," from Proto-Germanic *liben (cf. Old Norse lifa "to live, remain," Old Frisian libba, German leben, Gothic liban "to live"), from PIE root *leip- "to remain, continue" (cf. Greek liparein "to persist, persevere;" see leave). Meaning "to make a residence, dwell" is from c.1200. Related: Lived; living.
According to the Dutch Prouerbe ... Leuen ende laetan leuen, To liue and to let others liue. [Malynes, 1622]To live it up "live gaily and extravagantly" is from 1903. To live up to "act in accordance with" is 1690s, from earlier live up "live on a high (moral or mental) level" (1680s). To live (something) down "outwear (some slander or embarrassment)" is from 1842. To live with "cohabit as husband and wife" is attested from 1749; sense of "to put up with" is attested from 1937. Expression live and learn is attested from c.1620.
1540s, "having life," later (1610s) "burning, glowing," a shortening of alive (q.v.). Sense of "containing unspent energy or power" (live ammunition, etc.) is from 1799. Meaning "in-person" (of performance) is first attested 1934. Live wire is attested from 1890; figurative sense of "active person" is from 1903.
Having life; alive.
Capable of replicating in a host's cells.
Containing living microorganisms or active virus, as a vaccine.