Definition of way of life in English:

way of life

phrase

  • The typical pattern of behaviour of a person or group.

    ‘the rural way of life’
    • ‘Philosophy will never quell the conflict between competing ways of life, but it can at least point the way towards values on which all rational people might agree.’
    • ‘Cultural tensions between city and rural ways of life have been simmering in Ireland in recent years, as they have in Britain.’
    • ‘He was a gifted conversationalist and had an extraordinary knowledge of Belfast, its history, politics and ways of life.’
    • ‘It was also a different lifestyle, and smoking and drinking is a way of life for a lot of players.’
    • ‘As usual, it is dressed up in hypocritical language about rural ways of life.’
    • ‘They should evoke a deep and abiding sense of empathy with other times, other ways of life, other situations.’
    • ‘Colonization also destroyed environmentally benign ways of life that were integral to African culture.’
    • ‘Instead of sending these people away from our homeland, it is these people who can help to enrich and educate us by giving us insights into other cultures and different ways of life.’
    • ‘He wanted to know about people in all professions, in all ways of life.’
    • ‘There are many advantages to this way of life, but I'll talk about my job in a minute.’
    culture, civilization, society, lifestyle
    lifestyle, way of living, manner of living, life, situation, position, state, station, condition, set of circumstances, fate, lot
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Pronunciation

way of life

/ˌweɪ əv ˈlʌɪf/