Definition of Life principle

1. Noun. A hypothetical force to which the functions and qualities peculiar to living things are sometimes ascribed.

Exact synonyms: Vital Principle
Generic synonyms: Causal Agency, Causal Agent, Cause
Specialized synonyms: Spirit



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Life Principle

life jacket
life jackets
life line
life long
life lore
life mask
life of Reilly
life of Riley
life of the party
life office
life partners
life peer
life preserver
life preservers
life principle (current term)
life raft
life ring
life rings
life savings
life science
life sciences
life scientist
life sentence
life sentences
life span
life stance
life story
life stress
life style

Literary usage of Life principle

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1. The Contemporary Review (1871)
"But if the human soul is to be regarded as the life-principle of the body, ... If the soul as the life-principle comes immediately from God by an express ..."

2. Spiritual Magazine (1871)
"Now we have gained one point, we advance to another— what has become of this life-principle ? Here again we would earnestly call the attention of every true ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1916)
"The life-principle is found in world-creative power. ... This life-principle must express purpose, an inherent purpose of development. ..."

4. The Conquest of Fear by Basil King (1921)
"CHAPTER II THE LIFE-PRINCIPLE AND GOD IT is obvious that one could not dwell much on the power of the life-principle without coming sooner or later to the ..."

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