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1. Having life; alive.
2. Of, relating to, or containing living bacteria or active viruses, sometimes in an attenuated form.

Patient discussion about live

Q. do we need the esophagus to live? If we were to take our esophagus away would we still live?

A. Principally, yes. Feeding can be done through a hole in the stomach (PEG). Life is possible this way, although one may argue about the quality of life in this situation.

Q. How long can an alcoholic expect to live? My nephew who was an alcoholic died in his early age of 35. My uncle who was also an alcoholic died in his age of 48. How long can an alcoholic expect to live?

A. I am sorry. My dad who is an alcoholic too always advice me from his experience that an alcoholic will die younger than they would if they were not using alcohol. There are two sides to this: physiological and psychological. The destructive effect that alcohol has on the human body when used to excess may shorten expected lifespan. This list is long, from brain damage to liver failure.
The psychological side is the likelihood that goofy behavior caused by the use of alcohol may kill them. The list here is endless. Driving while drunk, getting in violent confrontations, taking idiotic risks, using power tools while blitzed. One way or another, the odds are good that this person will die much earlier than if they were not drinking.

Q. how long do u live with lupus? why do we get lupus? why was i hit with it along with all my other medical problems? i dont understand why..

A. well i've had it now for 1 yr and i'm still going

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The company develops and licenses liveness detection software that enables fingerprint-scanning technologies to more accurately, and with greater confidence, authenticate scanned images by mitigating spoof-related risks.
After the advent of cinema proper, liveness remained a key feature of exhibition practice, particularly at the level of the sound track--or, rather, the sound accompaniment to the silent image--whether in the performances of the showman-narrators who would weave stories out of a succession of tableau shots or in the music that would attend them.
However, in certain case we want to make sure that an actor take one or more actions; this can be achieved with a liveness specification.
For if the living Murieta's power to pass intimates the poverty of cutaneous judgment, then the uncanny liveness and excessive legibility of his disembodied head render unreliable, if also irresistible, the reading of heads.
Chu and Xie investigated deadlock-freeness, liveness and reversibility using siphons and mathematical programming [1].
Anyway, odd vocal positioning aside, the sound has an immediacy and liveness that we usually associate with master tapes.
The protagonist Howie describes the way a tune whistled by an invisible occupant of the toilet stalls will bounce from one person to the next: "tunes sometimes lived all day in the men's room, sustained by successive users, or remembered by a previous user as soon as he re-entered the tiled liveness of the room" (81).
All pretence of liveness was ruined when Ozzy Osbourne turned up looking fit and healthy.
But it's the very liveness of the action and the way it's happening in front of your very eyes that creates the eeriness.
First, liveness involves a strong inclination to believe a proposition.
I miss that kind of liveness and spontaneity, which translates into danger.