from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A prisoner serving a life sentence.
- n. One who makes a career in one of the armed forces.
- n. Informal Slang A right-to-lifer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A prisoner sentenced to life in prison.
- n. A person who makes a career in the military.
- n. A bird species seen for the first time by a birder who is keeping a list of all the birds he or she has seen in their life time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who receives or has received a sentence of penal servitude for life.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment
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Every Cave lifer is more than aware of the fate that often awaits the women in Cave's songs.
The lifer is only able to talk to other lifers - and let's face it they don't have to be sold to anymore.
Similar to how the pro abort crowds get into a frenized tizzy when an pro lifer is invited to some place of prominence in govt. or acedemia. —
A true baseball lifer is now President of the United States.
Most of us live from day-today so swamped by the pressures and details of daily life that we don't take the time to think about our goals in lifer the after-life.
Rowe is a Stockton - a self-proclaimed "lifer" - who has served on the village board for three years.
In the same way this lifer is ready to catch whatever flak you’re sending up.
When it comes to an issue like abortion, Edsall clearly tied his thesis to the available data, where your own prognostication, for example, about what “most Republicans really want” requires both disputing the Pew rankings and assuming that the typical pro-lifer is just a mirror image of, well, you — an equivalence I’d have thought you’d ordinarily be loathe to posit.
Paul might have ended up being a lifer, which is saying something because MN has only reelected 4 senators out of the last 15 races.
CHAPMAN: As a lifer, which is what we call ourselves across the country, people who are in prison for murder or worse, and who are doing life will try to take it a day at a time.