Definitions

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  • n. a line on the palm of the hand, curving about the base of the thumb, supposed to indicate, by its form or position, the length of a person's life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a line on the inside of the hand, curving about the base of the thumb, supposed to indicate, by its form or position, the length of a person's life.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live

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Examples

  • “Though I am a schoolmaster's son, I confess that school-teaching or school-inspecting is not the line of life I should naturally have chosen.

    Matthew Arnold

  • You must prepare Banti's mother, as it is a peace, for some other line of life than the navy.

    The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton

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