[ree-uh l-lahyf, reel-]
- existing or happening in reality: real-life drama.
Origin of real-life
First recorded in 1830–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for real-life
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But burning, rioting, and looting are disgraceful—and they make for real-life victims we somehow never hear about.It’s Time to Hold Protesters Accountable
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The renowned theoretical physicist has for years been a proponent of real-life, NASA-led interstellar travel.Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science of ‘Interstellar’
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The real-life reporting wound up informing the plot of the novel and some of the characters.How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall
November 9, 2014
That Tarantino never opened a real-life Big Kahuna Burger out in L.A. seems like a huge missed opportunity.The Secrets of ‘Pulp Fiction’: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie on Its 20th Anniversary
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But Hollywood has created one real-life horror that tops all creations of fantasy—the child star.Jimsy and the Monsters
The fictitious sufferings of "Thaddeus of Warsaw," are transcended in real-life misery every day, and by natures quite as noble.Pencillings by the Way
N. Parker Willis
In both models, corresponding to real-life situations, language is constituted as part of the experience.The Civilization of Illiteracy
But she was so tired that none of the real-life things, in which usually she revelled, were worth living for.
He would never develop into such a contender; nor does one real-life fighter in fifty.