One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Alive or awake.‘the doctor was amazed to find me still in the land of the living’‘if the general's in the land of the living, I'd like a word’
living, live, having life, not deadView synonyms
- ‘There's nothing like an appalling film to put you back in the land of the living.’
- ‘As long as my friend was firmly in the land of the living, I took her existence for granted.’
- ‘She tilted his face to look at her to check for signs of life, finding thankfully that the lad was indeed still in the land of the living.’
- ‘She and Kevin were in the land of the living, and it was so very good to feel the rumble of life again.’
- ‘Two cans of Red Bull and a cigarette later I'm back in the land of the living only to hear Norah Jones' silky croon spewing from my speakers.’
- ‘As I write these words, it is unclear whether he is still in the land of the living.’
- ‘In that instance, as it is now, it was very comforting to know that I was wrong and he had been slyly enjoying his years in the land of the living.’
- ‘They cut him down, chucked water over his face to revive him and make sure he was still in the land of the living.’
- ‘Well, I'm back in the land of the living again with an internet connection!’
- ‘Am now back in the land of the living, only to be faced with ten bazillion emails and two letters from the House of Commons (that'll be my MP then).’
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