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[mass noun] Life as it is lived in reality, involving unwelcome as well as welcome experiences, as distinct from a fictional or idealized world.[as modifier] ‘real-life situations’
true to life, lifelike, true, truthful, faithful, real-life, close, naturalistic, authentic, genuine, representational, graphic, convincingView synonyms
- ‘The series has a reputation for an uncanny prescience when it comes to mirroring real-life events.’
- ‘It is about giving them suitable work experience and real-life challenges.’
- ‘Academic research shook hands with real-life experience in Geraldton last week.’
- ‘The film keeps cutting back from the snow to the real-life protagonists as they relive their experience.’
- ‘Animals are typically tested using methods and doses that are at odds with real-life conditions.’
- ‘Teachers experience the real-life situations and as such we must voice our concerns.’
- ‘We should actually be out there talking to people because they've got real-life experiences that they want to share.’
- ‘The guns are all quite powerful and accurately model their real-life counterparts.’
- ‘Their training clicked into place and they used it well in a real-life situation.’
- ‘Those tasks should come from the real-life situations that they might be called upon to do.’
- ‘Both are great real-life characters and have a lot of neat stories to tell.’
- ‘In real-life situations, the judgment that A is the same person as B typically has moral implications.’
- ‘People sit and watch that documentary, which is real-life stuff, not a soap opera.’
- ‘Those findings are backed up by the real-life experiences of ordinary people all over this country.’
- ‘We were embarking on a real-life experiment into whether it's worth paying the extra to have professionals.’
- ‘This real-life experience for students is real work in a small business working environment.’
- ‘Bodies were found in libraries, or in any place other than where real-life murders actually take place.’
- ‘We hope to feature real-life examples of steps you can take to improve the environment in which you work.’
- ‘This gave the competitors a real-life representation of how the stock market works.’
- ‘Given the record of our real-life heroes I would any day prefer the unreal ones from cinema.’
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