Definition of life force in English:

life force


  • 1The force or influence that gives something its vitality or strength.

    ‘the passionate life force of the symphony’
    • ‘A la Recherche du Temps Perdu confirms what I have always felt about him: that he is a life force.’
    • ‘The Mafia's infiltration of every level of official life diverted much-needed funds and sucked the city dry of its life force.’
    • ‘Menstruation affects half the population, but is vastly avoided by the general public and regarded not as a life force, but as a curse.’
    • ‘Though he is no more, his memory has the life force of a flowing river.’
    • ‘Feel its vital life force obliterating anger and irritation - flowing, shaping and creating your heart's desire.’
    • ‘You seem to control the life force as you swing lucrative business deals and turn things around.’
    • ‘The term we will give to this life force within us is Vitality.’
    • ‘You might not like the final product - you might even hate its obsessive and arch re-use of movie and TV history - but you can't argue with its life force.’
    • ‘Water - a mysterious life force that carries dimensions impossible to penetrate - is central to the image.’
    • ‘It is thus the life force of much of the entertainment industry.’
    • ‘Feel its vital life force surging through your system, obliterating anger and irritation, radiating peace outwards from your heart.’
    • ‘To play disc one is to rediscover the swift 4/4 punk stomp as the elementary rhythmic life force it should be.’
    1. 1.1The spirit or energy that animates living creatures; the soul.
      • ‘At that moment, I felt like the life force was leaving my body and I was paralyzed, as my mind raced.’
      • ‘Only he survived the fall and, despite massive injuries, he was able to muster a short account of what happened before his life force ebbed away within hours of the disaster.’
      • ‘The fish, if you caught any, symbolise the life force you're trying to contact.’
      • ‘This consciousness is the Brahman or the supreme life force.’
      • ‘As one of her teachers put it, Vicky had such a strong life force, and it is this strength we miss the most about her.’
      • ‘Does being with this person add to my life force or do they rob me of my energy?’
      • ‘Practiced correctly these help to boost our life force by stimulating the metabolic rate and nourishing the body to a stronger healthier state.’
      • ‘In the end, the humans leave the planet, defeated by its mysterious, profoundly subversive life force.’
      • ‘‘Our life force is completely dependent on a supply of oxygen and correct breathing is essential,’ she says.’
      • ‘Until now, the life force that grew with the strength of the sun has been retreating into the fruit and the grain.’
      • ‘And his life force was so strong that in spite of this modest shelter and the total lack of medical care, he triumphed over death.’
      • ‘The past few days, filled with activity, have sucked the very life force from my body.’
      • ‘That must be why they provide us with all these free food and water - it's probably enhanced with some chemical that leaches the life force out of you.’
      • ‘Indeed, the life force or Shakti within each one of us is swaying, much like a snake, to the incessant drumbeat played by her consort, Kal, Time or Shiva.’
      • ‘Those late-August rains aroused the life force in every dormant weed seed in Western Washington.’
      • ‘He promptly assessed that he need samplings of my life force which required a trip to the Vampires' Lair, two floors below.’
      • ‘If you have sufficient physical energy but are feeling dull and languid, you need a movement pattern with some creative fire to spark your life force.’
      • ‘So a dream of bleeding gums would indicate a loss of life force through the suppression of thoughts and feelings, and lack of support for one's decisions.’
      • ‘The greeting acknowledges that we all share the same breath, the same universal life force.’
      • ‘Torn between his life force and a death wish, he favors each in turn.’
      moving spirit, moving force, animating spirit, vital spirit, spirit, vital spark, life force, lifeblood, essence, core, heart, soul, strength, quintessence, substance
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life force

/ˈlīf ˌfôrs/