Definition of Live-and-die
1. Noun. Prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft grey-green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched or cooled.
Group relationships: Genus Mimosa
Generic synonyms: Mimosa
Lexicographical Neighbors of Live-and-die
Literary usage of Live-and-die
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"In your heretic sins may you live, and die. The Dean o/Fac.. The stubborn Tories dare to die : The Election Ballads. VI. Let me in this belief expire,—" To ..."
2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Of 2500 in the valleys and on the mountains of Gastein only about 300 promised to live and die in the Roman Catholic Church. The archbishop, however ..."
3. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1862)
"... in love and affection, that they will live and die together; and what an innate hatred hath he still inspired to any other superstition opposite ? ..."
4. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"... in love and affection, that they will live and die together ; and what an innate hatred hath he still inspired to any other superstition opposite ? ..."
5. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1807)
"tain, and that they would live and die with the Earl their General, one faying he would raife ten ..."