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lifeblood

[ lahyf-bluhd ]

noun

  1. the blood, considered as essential to maintain life:

    to spill one's lifeblood in war.

  2. a life-giving, vital, or animating element:

    Agriculture is the lifeblood of the country.



lifeblood

/ ˈlaɪfˌblʌd /

noun

  1. the blood, considered as vital to sustain life
  2. the essential or animating force


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lifeblood1

First recorded in 1580–90; life + blood
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Example Sentences

Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program, and that’s where Frese shines.

The revenue is the lifeblood of the company and being part of the team gives me sense of fulfillment.

Hard “key performance indicators” or KPIs, such as number of calls, meetings, leads, and closes per month, supply the lifeblood to sales teams.

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Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program, and historically, the top programs have all been located in fertile recruiting areas.

“Innovation is the lifeblood of this company,” Dorer said in an interview this summer.

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This is the heart of the agent recruitment process that is the lifeblood of CIA today.

This is because immigrants are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy.

ISTANBUL, Turkey — The lifeblood of the death-dealing Islamic State is diesel fuel.

Negotiation and compromise are the lifeblood of democracy, not poison to the body politic.

As an evangelical, that sort of contrarianism is in my lifeblood.

So speaks he, and takes the sword in his throat unfalteringly, and the lifeblood spreads in a wave over his armour.

Survey was the soul and lifeblood of the medical services supplied by Hospital Earth to the inhabited planets of the Galaxy.

The poor victim sank upon the floor, the lifeblood streaming from her heart.

That cancer is eating away the heart and corrupting the very lifeblood of this nation.

They delighted too much, to look upon the lifeblood flowing from the heart; and accordingly shed it most profusely.

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