Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Leading a disreputable or wicked life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Leading a wicked life.

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Examples

  • The iconic Yenko name is back, courtesy of General Marketing Capital Inc., whose owner, Jeff Leonard, spent an ill-lived childhood hanging around Detroit's Woodward Avenue, where the Big Three would have "unofficial (and late night) test sessions" for their latest musclecars.

    Steve Parker: Exclusive - SEMA Show cars!

  • Get rid of them, the scandalous, envious, ill-lived rascals.

    The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti

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