- livia drusilla,
- living bandage,
- living bank,
- living daylights,
- living death,
- living end, the
Origin of living
Examples from the Web for nonliving
To a philosopher, is the human brain no different from a nonliving gizmo like a computer or a light switch?Is the Brain No Different From a Light Switch? The Uncomfortable Ideas of the Philosopher Daniel Dennett|Jonathan Weiner|May 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Although in some respects a deceptive resemblance may appear between the living and the nonliving, the distinction is definite.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life|Ernest Ingersoll
- possessing life; not dead
- (as collective noun preceded by the)the living
"alive," also "residing, staying," c.1200, from present participle of live (v.)).
"living persons," late Old English; early 14c. as "the fact of dwelling in some place," from Old English lifiende "that lives or has life," present participle of lifan (see live (v.)). The meaning "action, process, or method of gaining one's livelihood" is attested from c.1400.