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Live and let live

We should live the life we choose and allow others to do the same.

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Related Words for live and let live

inaction, indifference, latitude, neutrality, individualism, noninterference, nonintervention, permissiveness

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Historical Examples of live and let live

  • Moreover, he was an essentially peaceful person, a live-and-let-live man.

    Mrs. Maxon Protests

    Anthony Hope

  • Instead of crying, "Pereant qui ante nos nostra cantaverunt," he believes in a live-and-let-live policy.

  • It is easy to say, as has been said, that the essential trait of the scientific life of to-day is its live-and-let-live character.


Idioms and Phrases with live and let live

live and let live

Show tolerance for those different from yourself. For example, I'm not going to tell my sister what to do—live and let live, I say. [First half of 1600s]

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