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non-life Line breaks: non-life

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Definition of non-life in English:


[mass noun]
The absence or cessation of life or existence: the emergence of life from non-life
More example sentences
  • The instant of death is the same in both cases; but viewed from different standpoints: as the end of life, and the beginning of non-life.
  • Things pass one by one gradually from life into non-life.
  • By the early 1930s, Magritte had retreated into the non-life of solid Belgian respectability.
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