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lifeblood

noun animus, arterial blood, basic, basic nutrition, driving force, essence of life, essential ingredient, force of life, foundation, fundamental, inspiration, inspiriting force, inspiriting power, life essence, moving force, raison d'etre, spirit, vital energy, vital flame, vital fluid, vital force, vital principle, vital spark, vital spirit
See also: main point
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The 30 clinical trial participants had been previously screened and rejected as donors by Lifeblood Biological Services.
The nationwide campaign is called lifeblood, and this gives a clue as to why the advert is a such a turn-off - particularly to the likes of me, who are squeamish when it comes to the sight of blood.
Through most of the twentieth century, American business has functioned based on the paradigm of adversary transactions, squeezing the lifeblood out of all that unknowingly fall victim.
If they are still believers (and most seem not to be), there has to be a special curse on the blood money they will receive from the lifeblood of the Catholic church, which is really the lifeblood of the poor and disabled.
While electricity is vital to keeping American society functioning, it is the true lifeblood of the computer industry.
Late in the afternoon of New Year's Eve 1972, Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz issued a one-page release announcing the arbitrary termination of the low-interest loan program the small telephone companies whose executives (and my subscribers) relied upon as their lifeblood.
DW: Customer relationships are the lifeblood of sales.
As one of the largest industrial enterprises in medieval Europe it merits a full study; as the source of the finest and most stable coinage in Europe and the Levant it merits a full study; as provider of the steady lifeblood of Venice's commercial empire it merits a full study.
Information is the lifeblood of today's enterprise, regardless of size and geography," said Mark Santora, senior vice president of marketing at Network Appliance.
Small and medium-sized businesses are the lifeblood of our economy.
STRATEGIC ALLIANCES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.
Lyrically, though, the lifeblood of the career of Live has been the angst-filled spiritual journey of its songwriter, vocalist and frontman, Ed Kowalczyk.