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

  Live \Live\ (l[i^]v), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lived (l[i^]vd); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Living.] [OE. liven, livien, AS. libban,
     lifian; akin to OS. libbian, D. leven, G. leben, OHG.
     leb[=e]n, Dan. leve, Sw. lefva, Icel. lifa to live, to be
     left, to remain, Goth. liban to live; akin to E. leave to
     forsake, and life, Gr. liparei^n to persist, liparo`s oily,
     shining, sleek, li`pos fat, lard, Skr. lip to anoint, smear;
     -- the first sense prob. was, to cleave to, stick to; hence,
     to remain, stay; and hence, to live.]
     1. To be alive; to have life; to have, as an animal or a
        plant, the capacity of assimilating matter as food, and to
        be dependent on such assimilation for a continuance of
        existence; as, animals and plants that live to a great age
        are long in reaching maturity.
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              Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I
              will . . . lay sinews upon you, and will bring up
              flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put
              breath in you, and ye shall live.     --Ezek.
                                                    xxxvii. 5, 6.
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     2. To pass one's time; to pass life or time in a certain
        manner, as to habits, conduct, or circumstances; as, to
        live in ease or affluence; to live happily or usefully.
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              O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a
              man that liveth at rest in his possessions!
                                                    --Ecclus. xli.
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     3. To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell;
        to reside; as, to live in a cottage by the sea.
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              Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years.
                                                    --Gen. xlvii.
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     4. To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be
        permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas,
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              Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues
              We write in water.                    --Shak.
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     5. To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of
        happiness; as, people want not just to exist, but to live.
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              What greater curse could envious fortune give
              Than just to die when I began to live? --Dryden.
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     6. To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with
        on; as, horses live on grass and grain.
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     7. To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished,
        and actuated by divine influence or faith.
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              The just shall live by faith.         --Gal. iii.
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     8. To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to
        subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils.
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              Those who live by labor.              --Sir W.
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     9. To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat,
        etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.
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              A strong mast that lived upon the sea. --Shak.
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     To live out, to be at service; to live away from home as a
        servant. [U. S.]
     To live with.
        (a) To dwell or to be a lodger with.
        (b) To cohabit with; to have intercourse with, as male
            with female.
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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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Living \Liv"ing\, n.
     1. The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life;
        existence. "Health and living." --Shak.
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     2. Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living;
        earnest living. " A vicious living." --Chaucer.
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     3. Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate; as, to make a
        comfortable living from writing.
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              She can spin for her living.          --Shak.
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              He divided unto them his living.      --Luke xv. 12.
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     4. Power of continuing life; the act of living, or living
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              There is no living without trusting somebody or
              other in some cases.                  --L' Estrange.
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     5. The benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge
        which a minister receives. [Eng.]
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              He could not get a deanery, a prebend, or even a
              living                                --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: pertaining to living persons; "within living memory"
      2: true to life; lifelike; "the living image of her mother"
      3: (informal) absolute; "she is a living doll"; "scared the
         living daylights out of them"; "beat the living hell out of
      4: still in existence; "the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a
         surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long
         extinct and therefore known as a living fossil"; "the only
         surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania" [syn:
         surviving, living]
      5: still in active use; "a living language"
      6: (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place;
         not mined or quarried; "carved into the living stone";
      n 1: the experience of being alive; the course of human events
           and activities; "he could no longer cope with the
           complexities of life" [syn: life, living]
      2: people who are still living; "save your pity for the living"
         [ant: dead]
      3: the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while
         there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical
         and physical processes" [syn: animation, life, living,
      4: the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was
         expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for
         support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood" [syn:
         support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and
         butter, sustenance]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  215 Moby Thesaurus words for "living":
     TLC, abiding, ablaze, abode, aboveground, active, acute, advowson,
     afire, aflame, aflicker, aggressive, aglow, alight, alimony, alive,
     alive and kicking, among the living, animal spirits, animate,
     animate existence, animated, animation, ardent, around, being,
     being alive, benefice, biological, biotic, birth, blazing, bread,
     bread and butter, breathing, brisk, burning, candent, candescent,
     capable of life, care, care of souls, charge, cohabitation,
     comburent, commorancy, commorant, conflagrant, conscious, curacy,
     cure, current, daily bread, dwelling, dynamic, economic support,
     endowed with life, endowment, energetic, enlivened, enterprising,
     enthusiastic, existence, existent, existing, extant, faithful,
     flagrant, flaming, flaring, flickering, forceful, forcible,
     full of pep, fuming, glebe, glowing, go-go, guttering, habitancy,
     habitation, having life, hearty, ignescent, ignited, immortality,
     impetuous, in a blaze, in a glow, in being, in effect,
     in existence, in flames, in force, in residence, in the flesh,
     incandescent, incisive, incumbency, inflamed, inhabitancy,
     inhabitation, inhabiting, inspirited, instinct with life, intense,
     keen, keep, kindled, kinetic, life, lifelike, lifetime, live,
     livelihood, liveliness, lively, living in, lodging, long life,
     long-lived, longevity, lusty, maintenance, manna, meat, mettlesome,
     mothering, natural, nesting, nourishment, nurture, occupancy,
     occupation, on fire, on foot, operative, organic, organized, peppy,
     physiological, prelacy, present, prevalent, price support,
     provision, quick, realistic, rectory, reeking, remaining,
     residence, residency, resident, residentiary, residing, robust,
     salt, scintillant, scintillating, smacking, smoking, smoldering,
     snappy, sojourning, spanking, sparking, speaking, spirited,
     spriteliness, squatting, staying, staying over, stopping,
     strenuous, strong, subsidization, subsidy, subsistence, subsistent,
     subsisting, subvention, support, sustainment, sustenance,
     sustentation, take-charge, take-over, tenacious of life, tenancy,
     tender loving care, to the life, trenchant, true to life,
     true to nature, under the sun, unextinguished, unquenched, upkeep,
     very much alive, viability, viable, vibrant, vicarage, vigorous,
     vital, vitality, vivacious, vivacity, vivid, vivified, zestful,
     zesty, zippy, zoetic

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