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An example use of life in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… are she found guilty I have a life sentence but in the end the end web …”
Life is the condition that distinguishes organisms that have some kind of metabolism, growth, response to stimuli, and reproduction from those that do not.
the word life occurs in english on average 566.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.