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life force

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noun
  1. élan vital.
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Origin of life force

First recorded in 1895–1900
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for life force

Historical Examples

  • To women has been granted the guardianship of the Life-Force.

    The Truth About Woman

    C. Gasquoine Hartley

  • What a sacrifice of the sexes to each other and to the life-force.

    The Truth About Woman

    C. Gasquoine Hartley

  • The life-force which impels the tree to growth is distinctive to each kind.

  • He would soon have her done for, absorbing all her life-force.

    Peace

    Aristophanes

  • They don't know what it is, but we do—Mr. G. Bernard Shaw's life-force.

    Angel Island

    Inez Haynes Gillmore