Definition of Life-and-death
1. Adjective. Vitally important. "A life-and-death struggle"
Lexicographical Neighbors of Life-and-death
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 ..."