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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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His long-awaited memoir, Living to Tell the Tale, the first in a planned autobiographical trilogy, is a richly imagined volume, brimming with lush description and historical immediacy.
He made his comments in Galway to mark the publication of a manual entitled Living To Tell The Tale, compiled by 10 female survivors of abuse.
CIA agent Joan Allen wants Bourne brought in alive but boss Brian Cox has him in his sights, resulting in a chase across Europe that concludes with our hero causing bedlam on the streets of Moscow, and living to tell the tale.
While it could be rendered as it is here, Living to Tell the Tale, it can also be translated as "live life in order to tell about it.
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Living to Tell the Tale is billed by its publishers as a memoir, and there is little doubt that on the whole it falls to that side of the divide.