Definitions for Lifelineˈlaɪfˌlaɪn
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line of life, life line, lifeline(noun)
a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
support that enables people to survive or to continue doing something (often by providing an essential connection)
"the airlift provided a lifeline for Berlin"; "she offered me a lifeline in my time of grief"
line that raises or lowers a deep-sea diver
line thrown from a vessel that people can cling to in order to save themselves from drowning
A line to which a drowning or falling victim may cling to.
A means or route for transporting indispensable supplies.
A source of salvation in a crisis.
On the deck of a boat, a line to which one can attach oneself to stay aboard on rough seas
Origin: From life + line.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
For us, the Persian Gulf is our lifeline.
They sympathise with us, because we were the lifeline for Somalis in the last 20 years.
The question is, 'How long do the banks keep the heart beating?' it's not an unlimited lifeline.
The SDP sees Josipovic's victory as some kind of a lifeline ahead of the parliamentary election, but it's not quite like that.
We were not going to hang up this phone on the young lady, as far as I was concerned, the people in that room -- we were the only lifeline.
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