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 for The living
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Living \Liv"ing\ (l[i^]v"[i^]ng), a. [From Live, v. i.]
     1. Being alive; having life; as, a living creature. Opposed
        to dead.
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     2. Active; lively; vigorous; -- said esp. of states of the
        mind, and sometimes of abstract things; as, a living
        faith; a living principle. " Living hope. " --Wyclif.
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     3. Issuing continually from the earth; running; flowing; as,
        a living spring; -- opposed to stagnant.
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     4. Producing life, action, animation, or vigor; quickening.
        "Living light." --Shak.
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     5. Ignited; glowing with heat; burning; live.
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              Then on the living coals wine they pour. --Dryden.
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     Living force. See Vis viva, under Vis.
  
     Living gale (Naut.), a heavy gale.
  
     Living rock or Living stone, rock in its native or
        original state or location; rock not quarried. " I now
        found myself on a rude and narrow stairway, the steps of
        which were cut out of the living rock." --Moore.
  
     The living, those who are alive, or one who is alive.
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