1 [countable/uncountable] the period of time from someone’s birth until their death
He had a long and happy life.
in (all) your life:
I have never been so disappointed in my life.
all your life:
She’s lived in California all her life.
early life (=the time when you are a child):
He spent his early life in Malaysia.
adult life (=the time when you are an adult):
He lived most of his adult life in prison.
in later life (=towards the end of someone’s life):
It was in later life that he wrote some of his best poems.
late in life (=at a time in your life that is later than usual):
She got married late in life.
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