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  • (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried;
    • carved into the living stone
  • still in active use
    • a living language
  • still in existence
    • the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil
    • the only surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania
  • (informal) absolute
    • she is a living doll
    • scared the living daylights out of them
    • beat the living hell out of him
  • true to life; lifelike
    • the living image of her mother
  • pertaining to living persons
    • within living memory
  • the financial means whereby one lives
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • the condition of living or the state of being alive
    • while there's life there's hope
    • life depends on many chemical and physical processes
  • people who are still living
    • save your pity for the living
  • the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life
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