Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The rate of payment on a policy of life-insurance.

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Examples

  • Preventive medicine, public playgrounds, the new health education, school hygiene, city planning, eugenics, housing reform, the child-welfare and country-life movements, the cult of exercise and sport -- these all are helping to lower the death-rate and enrich the life-rate the world over.

    The Joyful Heart

  • Drumtochty was accustomed to break every law of health, except wholesome food and fresh air, and yet had reduced the Psalmist's farthest limit to an average life-rate.

    A Doctor of the Old School — Complete

  • Drumtochty was accustomed to break every law of health, except wholesome food and fresh air, and yet had reduced the psalmist's furthest limit to an average life-rate.

    Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Selected by Scribners)

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