- Also called life bird . a species of bird not seen previously and that will therefore be added to the bird watcher's life list.
- the sighting of a bird of a previously unseen species: It seems like forever since I've had a lifer!
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In a sense, Staley is the new VanDerveer, a coaching lifer who will influence generations.Twenty-five years ago, the U.S. women won basketball gold and established a legacy|Jerry Brewer|April 1, 2021|Washington Post
Maryland governors paroled between 25 and 92 lifers in their terms from 1969 to 1995.Lawsuit settlement changes Maryland parole system for those sentenced to life as juveniles|Emily Davies|March 10, 2021|Washington Post
Among his advocates was John Pace, 52, a former juvenile lifer who knew Ligon for two decades in Graterford prison.
Ligon broke every unenviable record, becoming the nation’s oldest, longest-serving juvenile lifer.
It promoted Randy Knorr, an organizational lifer, to coach first base and swung Bobby Henley back across the diamond to coach third.Dave Martinez’s new contract gave him the freedom to reshape his coaching staff. He used it.|Jesse Dougherty|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
Plus, Scarborough still has credibility on the right of the GOP as a pro-lifer and good friend of Erick Erickson.
The report reveals some disturbing trends in the current lifer prison population, Nellis says.
But that means a significant portion of the lifer population is behind bars for a non-homicide, Nellis points out.
It was so important that journalists found it fitting to ask every pro-lifer in their path to discuss it.Why I Didn't Write About Gosnell's Trial--And Why I Should Have|Megan McArdle|April 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As the PA prison system awaits its newest lifer, here are eight fun facts.Jerry Sandusky Sentenced: Eight Facts About Pennsylvania Prisons|Abby Haglage|October 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There is a lifer here in Folsom, Matthew Davies, of old pioneer stock, who is trusty of the scaffold and execution chamber.
When this old lifer was a child there was much talk in his family of the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
These cases are virtually hopeless, and are little less pitiable than that of the “lifer” in a prison.Habits that Handicap|Charles B. Towns
Up the beach we chased, and dragged out the boat we called our ‘Lifer.’The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay|Margaret Penrose
The djinn was in for a lifer, and was immortal; so thought Challis to himself.It Never Can Happen Again|William De Morgan