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[ree-uh l-lahyf, reel-] /ˈri əlˌlaɪf, ˈril-/
existing or happening in reality:
real-life drama.
Origin of real-life
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But Hollywood has created one real-life horror that tops all creations of fantasy—the child star.

    Jimsy and the Monsters Walt Sheldon
  • 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.

    Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories Albert Payson Terhune
  • He would never develop into such a contender; nor does one real-life fighter in fifty.

    Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories Albert Payson Terhune

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