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Lifeline   /lˈaɪflˌaɪn/   Listen
Lifeline

noun
1.
A crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live.  Synonyms: life line, line of life.
2.
Support that enables people to survive or to continue doing something (often by providing an essential connection).  "She offered me a lifeline in my time of grief"
3.
Line that raises or lowers a deep-sea diver.
4.
Line thrown from a vessel that people can cling to in order to save themselves from drowning.






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"Lifeline" Quotes from Famous Books



... reeking pigsty with three full-sized occupants. The passage to it from the saloon on the upper deck was often a perilous one in rough weather and on dark nights, for there was never any light showing on board at night during the whole cruise. Occasionally a lifeline was rigged along the well deck to the poop quarters, a by no means unnecessary precaution. The prize crew had quarters on the starboard side under the poop; they were exceedingly small, cramped, and in every ...
— Five Months on a German Raider - Being the Adventures of an Englishman Captured by the 'Wolf' • Frederic George Trayes



Words linked to "Lifeline" :   line of life, support, wrinkle, furrow, life line, seam, ridge rope, crinkle, crease, line



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