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Princeton's WordNet

  1. line of life, life line, lifelinenoun

    a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live

  2. lifelinenoun

    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"

  3. lifelinenoun

    line that raises or lowers a deep-sea diver

  4. lifelinenoun

    line thrown from a vessel that people can cling to in order to save themselves from drowning


  1. lifelinenoun

    A line to which a drowning or falling victim may cling to.

  2. lifelinenoun

    A means or route for transporting indispensable supplies.

  3. lifelinenoun

    A source of salvation in a crisis.

  4. lifelinenoun

    On the deck of a boat, a line to which one can attach oneself to stay aboard on rough seas

  5. Etymology: From life + line.


  1. Lifeline

    Lifeline is the second single by Brooke Fraser from her debut album What to Do with Daylight. It was the first single released by Fraser in Australia.


  1. lifeline

    A lifeline is a form of help, support, or means of survival that someone relies on, particularly in difficult or critical situations. It is something or someone that helps to prevent failure or defeat. It can also refer to a rope or line used for life-saving, typically one thrown to rescue someone in difficulties in water, or one climbed up by someone escaping from a disaster.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lifeline in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lifeline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of lifeline in a Sentence

  1. Ioan Smith:

    The ECB is widely expected to keep policy unchanged at the June council meeting today, the focus of the press conference will be on comments on Greece and whether the ECB is willing to maintain Greek banks' lifeline in the form of extended ELA assistance.

  2. Brad Hoylman:

    It would really extend a very important lifeline to these restaurants and bars that were on the margin even before the pandemic.

  3. Shehbaz Sharif:

    I am asking for a new lifeline for people who need to power our economy and re-enter the 21st century with a future that is protected from such extreme risks to human security.

  4. Greenberg Traurig:

    The question is, 'How long do the banks keep the heart beating?' it's not an unlimited lifeline.

  5. Andjelko Milardovic:

    The SDP sees Josipovic's victory as some kind of a lifeline ahead of the parliamentary election, but it's not quite like that.

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    incapable of being atoned for
    A irascible
    B jejune
    C inexpiable
    D lacerate

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