1. the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
    he lived a long and happy life
    the battery had a short life
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How To Use life-time In A Sentence

  • Free radicals are very difficult to study due to their short life-times - measured in millionth's of a second. Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1971 - Presentation Speech
  • They may encourage young people to acquire a life-time habit of using buses and not bother with cars.
  • With this transition, English teaching gradually becomes practical and actually plays the foundation for each student's life-time development.
  • Moreover, the time or execution phase, when in the life-time of an activity the problem occurs, determines what repairing actions can be performed.
  • Most of the invalids are in their 30s or 40s, securing life-time pensions worth 70 per cent of the final retirement-age salaries.
  • It is a scenario where politicians couldn't even promise results as labour law snookered workers dogged by bad, bad luck after a life-time commitment to an industry that simply moved from Athy.
  • In this _baladin_ talent of his there was something of the freedom and sparkle of the Italian abbés; and yet the Abbé de Voisenon enjoyed during his life-time a high degree of celebrity. The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851
  • A son feared his father died from the human form of mad cow disease due to a life-time exposure to offal in his career as a slaughterman.
  • A Life-Time Warranty backs all Trail Blazer's collapsible bucksaws with replaceable wood, bone and metal blades.
  • From it, during her life-time, she ejects eggs in an almost constant stream.
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