How to use Life-and-death in a sentence
You said it was a matter of life and death.
She's in a stasis right now, caught between life and death.
It was the religious expression of the unity of Israel which the life and death struggle with the Philistines had gradually wrought out.
His military authority was confined to Italy; and his power of life and death over the citizens was at an early period limited by law.
The constitution of Grattan's parliament offered no security, as the differences over the regency question had made evident that in matters of imperial interest the policy of the Irish parliament and that of Great Britain would be in agreement; and at a moment when England was engaged in a life and death struggle with France it was impossible for the ministry to ignore the danger, which had so recently been emphasized by the fact that the independent constitution of 1782 had offered no safeguard against armed revolt.Advertisement
The older religious differences were small compared with the strife for life and death between Christendom and Islam.
The martyrs were the local heroes of particular communities; but there were men whose life and death were of significance for the whole of Christendom - the apostles.
In June 1867 he published The Life and Death of Jason, which was at once successful; and in April 1868 the first two parts of The Earthly Paradise.
The practical moral is the Divine character of the Christian religion, as evinced by the manner of its extension in the empire, no less than by its original embodiment in the Founder's life and death.
Thus among the tribes of south-eastern Australia described by Mr Howitt, 10 the native rites and laws handed down from generation to generation were supposed to have been first imparted by some higher being such as Nurrundere, who made all things on the earth; or Nurelli, who created the whole country, with the rivers, trees and animals; or Daramulun, who (like Nurrundere) bestowed weapons on the men, and instituted the rites and ceremonies connected with life and death.Advertisement
All who approach fling themselves to the ground, life and death depend on his nod.
The life and death of Cato fired the imagination of a degenerate age in which he stood out both as a Roman and a Stoic. To a long line of illustrious successors, men like Thrasea Paetus and Helvidius Priscus, Cato bequeathed his resolute opposition to the dominant power of the times; unsympathetic, impracticable, but fearless in demeanour, they were a standing reproach to the corruption and tyranny of their age.
This act, which was opposed by Julius Caesar and advocated by Cato Uticensis (and, indirectly, by Cicero), was afterwards vigorously attacked as a violation of the constitution, on the ground that the senate had no power of life and death over a Roman citizen.
According to its own account it is divided into three parts - the first dealing generally with the character and conduct of the hero; the second with his acts and deeds in Egypt, Palestine, &c., as Joinville knew them; the third with his subsequent life and death.
After a short visit to Holland, he again took up his residence in England, where the Life and Death of John Barneveld appeared in two volumes in 1874.Advertisement
From 1033 to 1043 he was involved in a life and death contest with those nobles whose territory adjoined the royal domains, especially with the great house of Blois, whose count, Odo II., had been the centre of the league of Constance, and with the counts of Champagne.
The distinction between life and death is made more difficult by a consideration of cases of so-called "arrested vitality."
In 1617 the Maurice outbreak of the religious dispute between the Remon- Prince of strant and Contra-remonstrant parties brought on a Orange life and death struggle between the sovereign province and John of Olden- of Holland and the States-General of the union.
A life and death conflict again ensued, and once more in 1650 the prince of Orange by armed force crushed the opposition of the Hollanders.
In 1680 appeared the Life and Death of Mr Badman; in 1684 the second part of the Pilgrim's Progress.Advertisement
It has been remarked that the developed ceremony of baptism, with its threefold renunciation, resembles the ceremony of Roman law known as emancipatio, by which the patria potestas (or power of life and death of the father over his son) was extinguished.
The justification of the government in all this was the life and death struggle in which Great Britain was engaged with the power of republican France in Europe.
To the north also belong the sagas of Gretti the Strong (Ioio-1031), the life and death of the most famous of Icelandic outlaws, the real story of whose career is mixed up with the mythical adventures of Beowulf, here put down to Gretti, and with late romantic episodes and fabulous folk-tales (Dr Vigfusson would ascribe the best parts of this saga to Sturla; its last editor, whose additions would be better away, must have touched it up about 1300), and the stories of the Ljosvetningasaga (1009-1060).
The plot dealing first with the life and death of Gunnar, type of the chivalry of his day, then with the burning of Nial by Flosi, and how it came about, and lastly with Kari's revenge on the burners, is the ideal saga-plot.
See Stanislaw Orzechowski, Life and Death of Jan Tarnowski (Pol.) (Cracow, 1855).Advertisement
She had blamed him at first for giving them permission to remove her uterus, but it was a life and death decision - one that wasn't easy for him.
You can't imagine what can be achieved in a state run by an absolute, life-and-death autocrat when the motivation's there.
Left her straddling the borders of life and death.
No biography is ever truly definitive, and future scholarship will no doubt require a different reading of Anne Boleyn's life and death.
The film explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell.Advertisement
Richard Head in his Life and Death of Mother Shipton (1684) says, "the body was of indifferent height, her head was long, with sharp fiery eyes, her nose of an incredible and unproportionate length, having many crooks and turnings, adorned with many strange pimples of divers colours, as red, blue and dirt, which like vapours of brimstone gave such a lustre to her affrighted spectators in the dead time of the night, that one of them confessed several times in my hearing that her nurse needed no other light to assist her in her duties" Allowing for the absurdity of this account, it certainly seems (if any reliance is to be placed on the so-called authorities) that the child was phenomenally plain and deformed.
In 1903 Count Billow declared in the Reichstag that the government was endeavouring to pursue a middle course between the extravagant aspirations of the Pan-Germans and the parochial policy of the Social Democrats, which forgets that in a struggle for life and death Germanys means of communication might be cut off.
The faces all expressed animation and apprehension, but it seemed to Pierre that the cause of the excitement shown in some of these faces lay chiefly in questions of personal success; his mind, however, was occupied by the different expression he saw on other faces--an expression that spoke not of personal matters but of the universal questions of life and death.
It is for life and death.
And the more imbued he became with that principle of love, the more he renounced life and the more completely he destroyed that dreadful barrier which--in the absence of such love-- stands between life and death.Advertisement
Because of the circumstances surrounding the author's life and death.
Almost immediately, news of the celebrity's death spread, with every news outlet featuring the life and death of Anna Nicole Smith.
In 1998, she played the title character in an HBO movie about the life and death of model Gia Carangi.
The next time someone asks you the question, why is workplace safety important? you can explain to them why it could be the difference between life and death.
Ring outs provide relief and knowing how fast your character can dodge of back up could be the difference between life and death.Advertisement
These records can provide an invaluable picture of your ancestor's life and death in the Buckeye State.
Texas death certificates aren't the only way to find out about the life and death of your Texas ancestors.
His love will stretch beyond the boundaries of life and death as the kind of eternal love legends glorify.
Their views about God, life and death are altered forever.
This CD was released in two versions, Life and Death.Advertisement
There is nothing more terrifying than that nagging worry about developing a condition such as skin cancer, and for some the knowledge and awareness of skin cancer warning signs can be the difference between life and death.
With all of the information available to the general public today, it's more apparent than ever that regular sunscreen application can, in many cases, mean the difference between life and death.
Only a mistake would give the Others away and might be all that stood between life and death.
Invariably a foreigner, elected for a year with power of life and death and control of the armed force, but subject to a strict account at the expiration of his office, the podest might be compared to a dictator invested with limited authority.
Besides the State papers, the main sources for his biography are The Life and Death of that renowned John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester (London, 1655), by an anonymous writer, the best edition being that of Van Ortroy (Brussels, 1893) Bridgett's Life of Blessed John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester (London, 1880 and 1890); and Thureau, Le bienheureux Jean Fisher (Paris, 1907).Advertisement
Hadrian took from masters the power of life and death and abolished the subterranean prisons.
Itlis not a more untrustworthy account than a vehement controversialist engaged in a life and death struggle might be expected to write of his theological antagonists.
The life and death struggle between the church and the empire has now entered on its final stage, and fear and trouble and woe are rife in the hearts of the faithful.
It was at just this period, when the rival popes were engaged in a life-and-death struggle, that heretical movements appeared in England, France, Italy, Germany, and especially in Bohemia, which threatened the whole ecclesiastical order.
See Jozef Maczynski, Life and Death of Joseph Chlopicki (Pol.) (Cracow, 1858); Ignacy Pradzynski, The Four Last Polish Commanders (Pol.) (Posen, 1865).
He succeeded in getting the reformer burned; but found himself involved in a life and death struggle with the city.
The same revilers, with a deeper truth than they knew, summed up the mystery of His life and death when they said, " He saved others, Himself He cannot save."