Definition of Life-and-death

1. Adjective. Vitally important. "A life-and-death struggle"

Exact synonyms: Life-or-death
Similar to: Crucial, Important



Lexicographical Neighbors of Life-and-death

lieutenant commanders
lieutenant general
lieutenant governor
lieutenant junior grade
lieutenantry
lieutenants
lieutenantship
lieutenantships
lieutenaunt
lieve
liever
lievest
life
life's a bitch
life's not all skittles and beer
life-and-death (current term)
life-buoy
life-buoys
life-child
life-cycle costing
life-force
life-giving
life-lease
life-long
life-lore
life-of-man
life-or-death
life-size

Literary usage of Life-and-death

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim (1883)
"Yesterday it was the sorrow of the heathen Centurion which woke an echo in the heart of the Supreme Commander of life and death; faith called out, owned, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The arrangement follows the calendar, and a brief account is given for each day of the life and death of one or more saints. Together with the martyrology ..."

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