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the period of time from someone’s birth until their death
the length of time that a person or animal lives or is expected to live
the period of time when someone is alive
the length of time that someone is likely to live
used for talking about life in a general way
an aspect of life
a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time
to give someone more control over their life or more power to do something
an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners
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