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living

(Alive), noun activity, animal existence, being alive, breathing, existence, existing, having life, surviving, vitality
Associated concepts: assisted living laws, living and cohabiiating together, living trust, living will

living

(Occupation), noun area, career, discipline, field, livelihood, maintenance, means of living, niche, profession, province, realm, specialty sphere, trade
See also: appointment, bodily, born, business, calling, conscious, current, durable, employment, extant, inhabitation, live, livelihood, occupation, position, present, pursuit, residential, sustenance, trade, viable
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What persuadeth the living thing to obey, and command, and even be obedient in commanding?
Wherever I found a living thing, there found I Will to Power; and even in the will of the servant found I the will to be master.
Thus, on the theory of descent with modification, the main facts with respect to the mutual affinities of the extinct forms of life to each other and to living forms, seem to me explained in a satisfactory manner.
To compare small things with great: if the principal living and extinct races of the domestic pigeon were arranged as well as they could be in serial affinity, this arrangement would not closely accord with the order in time of their production, and still less with the order of their disappearance; for the parent rock-pigeon now lives; and many varieties between the rock-pigeon and the carrier have become extinct; and carriers which are extreme in the important character of length of beak originated earlier than short-beaked tumblers, which are at the opposite end of the series in this same respect.
That the oldest had still hopes of living one day longer, and looked on death as the greatest evil, from which nature always prompted him to retreat.
Forlorn and disowned, sorely tried and sadly changed--her beauty faded, her mind clouded--robbed of her station in the world, of her place among living creatures--the devotion I had promised, the devotion of my whole heart and soul and strength, might be laid blamelessly now at those dear feet.
Princess Mary heard his words but they had no meaning for her, except as a proof of how far away he now was from everything living.
We don't mind for ourselves," said her aunt, stroking the little girl's head tenderly; "but we love you as if you were our own child, and we are heart-broken to think that you must also endure poverty, and work for a living before you have grown big and strong.
So I considered my situation and knew that I was getting into a bad way of living.
It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.

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