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She's not expected to live long.
Who wants to live forever?
Despite her unhealthy lifestyle, Aunt Joan lived to be 86.
He lived to see the first talking pictures.
Paris is a nice place to live.
They lived in a studio apartment in Manhattan.
I think he lives somewhere near Kansas City.
Do you still live at home?
people living in poverty
They have lived under military rule for nineteen years.
Food is inexpensive here, so you can live quite cheaply.
I had a good salary then, and we lived pretty well.
Now they have retired and want to live a quiet life.
She was destined from birth to live a life of hardship.
This is the American English definition of live. View British English definition of live.
an old word for a young woman who is not married
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