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live for something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlive for something phrasal verbif you live for something, it is the thing that you enjoy or hope for most in your life He lived for his art. She had nothing left to live for. She lives for the day when she can have a house of her own. live→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
live for They can weigh up to 260 grams and may live for 10 years or more.She is not going to live for any one man.For four years, Edouard lived for his work.What we have lived for is the dark when we think aloud to ourselves.She is not going to live for killing because she knows better.I could live for the memory of that one time, for just that one heart-pounding, blood-thumping time with Jasper.Old thought: We lived for thousands of years without needing to make or take phone calls right this red hot second.It may be that many children will live for years with only episodes of severe illness.
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Verb table
live
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylive
he, she, itlives
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylived
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave lived
he, she, ithas lived
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad lived
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill live
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have lived
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam living
he, she, itis living
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you, we, theyare living
Past
I, he, she, itwas living
you, we, theywere living
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been living
he, she, ithas been living
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been living
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be living
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been living
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