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real-life

[ree-uh l-lahyf, reel-]
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  1. existing or happening in reality: real-life drama.

Origin of real-life

First recorded in 1830–40
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  • But Hollywood has created one real-life horror that tops all creations of fantasy—the child star.

  • The fictitious sufferings of "Thaddeus of Warsaw," are transcended in real-life misery every day, and by natures quite as noble.

    Pencillings by the Way

    N. Parker Willis

  • In both models, corresponding to real-life situations, language is constituted as part of the experience.

  • But she was so tired that none of the real-life things, in which usually she revelled, were worth living for.

  • He would never develop into such a contender; nor does one real-life fighter in fifty.