One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Alive or awake.
living, live, having life, not deadView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘There's nothing like an appalling film to put you back in the land of the living.’
- ‘As I write these words, it is unclear whether he is still 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.’
- ‘As long as my friend was firmly in the land of the living, I took her existence for granted.’
- ‘She and Kevin were in the land of the living, and it was so very good to feel the rumble of life again.’
- ‘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).’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Well, I'm back in the land of the living again with an internet connection!’
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