live up

/ lɪv /


  1. intr, adverbfoll byto to fulfil (an expectation, obligation, principle, etc)
  2. live it up informal.
    live it up to enjoy oneself, esp flamboyantly

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Example Sentences

If only they had been able to live up to the glory of presidential progress!

We must live up to our obligations and listen to and protect those most vulnerable to violence.

But Payne said she mostly suppressed her feelings and tried to live up to the expectations for a male.

In short, my $18-plus-cost-of-replacement-filters Brita water system may not live up to the hype.

Year after year they have to endure the torment of being required to live up to the role that Ernest Hemingway gave them.

Children live up in the rock villages, and never come down to the towns.

You want to live up to your silly reputation even if you do have to beat and starve men and drive me mad to do it.

He does not need a field-telephone to headquarters to teach him how to live up to the spirit of this rule.

But a girl must live up to her mother's ambitions, and Mrs. Bassett is ambitious for her children.

We expect men to live up to their faith, and even admire them for doing so.


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