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live through


to survive an experience, esp. a difficult one


It's hard to understand how she lived through those traumas.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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  • The doctor, who had made his first morning visit, had said that she could not live through the day.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • He had had a stroke in the morning and was not expected to live through the night.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • I was to live through something before I could take my way home.

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
  • The doctor had said that very probably she could not live through the night.

    The World Beyond Raymond King Cummings
  • Would the sleep-time endure long, and should we live through it?

    The House Under the Sea

    Sir Max Pemberton
Idioms and Phrases with live through

live through

Endure, survive. This idiom is used both seriously, as in Those who have lived through a depression never forget what it was like, or hyperbolically, as in That speech was endless—I thought I'd never live through it.
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