Definition of lifelong in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪflɒŋ/


Lasting or remaining in a particular state throughout a person’s life: the two men were to remain lifelong friends a lifelong Conservative
More example sentences
  • Alf, as he was fondly known to family and friends, had a lifelong passion for sport.
  • As well as changing his life, the programme has also given him some lifelong friends.
  • They were lifelong friends and Beerbohm gave the address at a memorial service to Sir William.
lasting, for all one's life, lifetime's, long-lasting, long-standing, long-term, long-running, persisting, prevailing, durable, constant, stable, established, steady, steadfast, secure, fast, firm, fixed, deep-rooted, enduring, continuing, abiding, remaining;
permanent, eternal, immutable

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