- the complete or principal work, labor, or task of a lifetime.
Origin of lifework
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Examples from the Web for lifework
In 1966, George E. Vaillant, a 32 year-old psychiatrist, was put in charge of the study, and it became his lifework.What Harvard’s Grant Study Reveals about Happiness and Life
November 7, 2012
The man who should be proud and glad that I have found my lifework—speaking to me like that!Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Joseph C. Lincoln
To communicate how it is possible to do this became Dr. Frankl's lifework.When You Don't Know Where to Turn
Steven J. Bartlett
The sea was his mistress, and fighting the Spaniards was his lifework.
I am sure that I have mistaken my lifework, if I consider Greek my lifework.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I
Burton J. Hendrick
All this is surely part of an author's lifework; so I am writing appositely.My Life as an Author
Martin Farquhar Tupper