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living

1 adjective
     
liv‧ing1
1 alive now [≠ dead]:
He's one of the greatest living composers.
The sun affects all living things (=people, animals, and plants).
a living language (=one that people still use)
2

living proof

if someone is living proof of a particular fact, they are a good example of how true it is
living proof (that)
I'm living proof that you don't need a college degree to be successful.
living proof of
the living proof of government economic incompetence
3

in/within living memory

during the time that anyone can remember:
It was the worst storm in living memory.
4

a living death

a life that is so unpleasant that it seems better to be dead
5

a living hell

a very unpleasant situation that makes you suffer for a long time:
These past few days have been a living hell.
6

living legend

someone who is famous for being extremely good at something, and who still does that activity:
His music has made him a living legend.

➔ scare/frighten the (living) daylights out of somebody

at daylight (3)

; ➔ beat/knock the (living) daylights out of somebody/something

at daylight (4)

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