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life ring

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n life ring a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material
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Usage

In literature:

The words "life and death" seemed to be ringing constantly in their ears.
"The Red Man's Revenge" by R.M. Ballantyne
Miss Jemima touched the electric bell, with the air of one who had been in the habit of ringing for servants all her life.
"The Golden Shoemaker" by J. W. Keyworth
I was ne'er more pleas'd in all my life Than when I saw th' old man come blund'ring in.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
And even in the brief silence the air seemed to ring from a concerted laugh of triumph over life.
"Sacrifice" by Stephen French Whitman
How much pure laughter rings in my life?
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Two of the traits of our story are found in many others; they are: "Sympathetic objects," ring, etc., and "Life-giving ointment or leaves.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
Beaumont wrote the lines, legend says; perhaps wrongly, but they have the Elizabethan life and ring.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
Catiline himself gasping out his life ringed around with corpses of his friends.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
When you board the train of life for the city of happiness, don't let Conductor Sorrow ring the bell and drop you off at the wrong station.
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
I will give my life, but never this ring.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
Destroy the life-nerve running up through the tree, and the rings of wood will soon fall apart.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
A Queen endangering life and health of her children by a form of punishment otherwise known only in the prize ring.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
How little she knew the echo of these words were doomed to ring for all time down the corridors of her life!
"Daisy Brooks" by Laura Jean Libbey
Dixon came abruptly back to life with the dimly remembered echo of a woman's scream still ringing in his ears.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Rings have also been agencies for death, as well as for life.
"Maids Wives and Bachelors" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Once more I heard the sounds of earthly strife, And the streets ringing to the stir of life.
"The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles Vol. 2" by William Lisle Bowles
His voice ever sounded as a note of cheer and his ringing command never failed to infuse with new life.
"The Utah Batteries: A History" by Charles R. Mabey
At the ringing music of that bugle-blast the sleeping castle seemed to stir into life.
"Historic Tales, Vol 14 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
To the school-girls the ring meant one thing, to Anne another; she mentally made it a token of the life she intended to lead.
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
For the last time, Volker's music rings out into the night as he sings in sweet melodies the parting from life.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
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In poetry:

I see him lead a suff'ring life,
Patient, amidst reproach and strife;
And from his pattern courage take
To bear, and suffer, for his sake.
"Looking Unto Jesus" by John Newton
May sorrow never bid them pour
From the torn heart one suff'ring sigh;
But be thy life a fragrant flow'r,
Blooming beneath a cloudless sky!
"Lines Upon Mademoiselle Delphine Saulot" by Sir John Carr
"Yes, it will break,"—he falt'ring cried,
"For we will life resign—
Then trembling know, thy father died—
And know, the guilt was mine!
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
And there its thousand pulses, rife
With vigour, ring their perfect tone,
I, too, must mingle with that life
That I may strengthen all my own.
"A City Reverie" by Alexander Anderson
For she who gave thee life is gone,
Whose trust it was thy life to rear,
Now in the cold and mould'ring stone
Calls for that artless early tear.
"Lines Supposed To Be Written" by Sir John Carr
THE ring, so worn as you behold,
So thin, so pale, is yet of gold:
The passion such it was to prove—
Worn with life’s care, love yet was love.
"A Marriage Ring" by George Crabbe

In news:

It seems counter-intuitive, but Enceladus, a moon circling the giant ringed planet Saturn, just might be able to sustain life.
A Fairfield man has been sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for operating a Bay Area methamphetamine ring and the 2004 murders of two drug associates in West Contra Costa County.
This week in Texas Music History, we'll recall a pioneering business woman who's life was a three ring circus.
His trilogy about family life rings true with audiences, and includes humorous scenarios and heart-tugging situations that keep it on theater marquees across the country.
When Life Really Is a Three-Ring Circus .
Next Act rings true in 'It's a Wonderful Life' adaptation .
Slow-moving drama about the life of a prisoner's devoted wife rings true, but feels overly long.
A Wildflower Bouquet Ring or a Flora-Filled Life.
This 1998 neorealist drama set in Madrid contrasts the tourists' vision of sunny Spain with the life inside the concrete towers ringing the city.
Kim enjoys life in the ring, will fight for title Friday in Spencer.
Dectric Rawls, 32, of Matawan received life in prison today after being convicted for his leadership role in a Bayshore heroin distribution ring.
Oden's "Life in the Ring" is filled with "tales about the human experience and achievement.".
The Biblical story of David and Goliath rings familiar to many, at least as metaphor giving birth to aspects of contemporary life.
Drug ring recruiter receives life in prison.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A southwest Missouri man who recruited women and young girls for an elaborate drug trafficking ring has been sentenced to life in prison.
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In science:

Finally, the overall probability for Earth-like planets with life (bottom right defines a ring in the MW disk, progressively migrating outwards; that ”probability ring” is quite narrow at early times, but fairly extended today and peaking at about 10 kpc.
On the "Galactic Habitable Zone"
Mass Spectrometry in the storage-cooler ring ESR. “In [the figure] time traces and their pro jection into a frequency spectrum are shown for the new isotope 224At and close-lying ions.” The quoted half-life of 76+138−23 only measured value for 224At.
Discovery of the astatine, radon, francium, and radium isotopes
The main results are that the coupling can destabilize the state in which both rings lase in the same direction, and it brings to life a state with equal powers at both outputs.
Semiconductor Ring Lasers Coupled by a Single Waveguide
Polarised Electrons Spin is now becoming a fact of life in storage rings: the natural polarisation, due to the Ternov-Sokolov effect, has a maximum theoretical value of 92.4% and, in practice, the polarisations obtained now are not far below.
Symposium Summary
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