Definition of Live by the sword, die by the sword

1. Proverb. One who uses violence can expect a violent response. It is better to try to use peaceful means wherever possible. ¹



2. Proverb. (figuratively) One can expect dire outcomes from any vice; used to convey poetic justice. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Live By The Sword, Die By The Sword

live-wire
live a lie
live action
live album
live albums
live and learn
live and let live
live axle
live birth
live blog
live blogged
live blogging
live blogs
live body
live bottom
live by the sword, die by the sword (current term)
live down
live drop
live free or die
live in
live in poverty
live in sin
live it up
live large
live life to the fullest
live load
live loads
live oak
live off
live off the land

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