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 Meanings and Examples of LIFETIME
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  the period during which something is functional, as between birth and death
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  Some day it was coming: it might not be soon, it might not be with in the lifetime of any animal now living, but still it was coming.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
2  It was a profitable trade, and I found that by that time I had made enough to take the dairy of fifty cows that my father had in his lifetime.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 1 The Inevitable Movement Onward
3  Every pulse of loverlike feeling which had not been stilled during Eustacia's lifetime had gone into the grave with her.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 1 The Inevitable Movement Onward
4  Being himself childless, it was his openly expressed desire that the whole countryside should, within his own lifetime, profit by his good fortune, and many will have personal reasons for bewailing his untimely end.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
5  When I was a very young man, Mr. Holmes, I loved with such a love as comes only once in a lifetime.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
6  This is the chance of my lifetime in that direction.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
7  But I am beginning now to fear that I must wait a lifetime.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In XII
8  Meanwhile Nikolai Petrovitch had already, in his parents' lifetime and to their no slight chagrin, had time to fall in love with the daughter of his landlord, a petty official, Prepolovensky.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
9  I am forty years old now, and you know forty years is a whole lifetime; you know it is extreme old age.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: I
10  Pierre went into that gloomy study which he had entered with such trepidation in his benefactor's lifetime.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XVIII
11  If you don't trouble 'em, most of 'em'll work away underground for a lifetime an' spread out an' have little 'uns.'
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
12  It was a night of joy and terror, such as this man of stupendous emotions had already experienced twice or thrice in his lifetime.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
13  This unhappy boy, Miss Trotwood, has been the occasion of much domestic trouble and uneasiness; both during the lifetime of my late dear wife, and since.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
14  Stepan Arkadyevitch remembered his joke about this punctual, bald watchmaker, "that the German was wound up for a whole lifetime himself, to wind up watches," and he smiled.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 4
15  Mrs. Reynolds informed them that it had been taken in his father's lifetime.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 43
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  During my lifetime I haven't got around to much travelling.
2  The artist was little known in his lifetime.
3  Lawyers for Attorney General Dan Lungren argued that the initiative did not impose a lifetime ban.
4  True mastery of any skill takes a lifetime.
5  Never wait for love to come to you, for you will be waiting lifetime.
6  Wishing you a wonderful beginning, and love to last a lifetime.
7  The century plant blooms only once in its lifetime.
8  One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.
9  Every artist should be allowed to design the retrospective box set that will define a lifetime, as has Santana.
10  It is difficult to verbalize his lifetime of frustrations.
11  The immaculate state of the garden bears testament to a lifetime's effort.
12  It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone - but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.
13  My sincere congratulations on your happy marriage and my best wishes to you two for a lifetime of happiness.
14  Meet each other, don't waste this lifetime.
15  There was once a moment,we misunderstood it was a lifetime.