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‘Live’ as a verb

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Live’ as a verb.

1

Nothing could exceed the harmony in which they all lived together.

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.

2

“Yet I could not live alone; so I tried the companionship of mistresses.”

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

3

They returned, therefore, in good spirits to Longbourn, the village where they lived.

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

4

“With her constitution she should have lived to a good old age: her life was shortened by trouble.”

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

5

By his own account he must have lived his life among some of the wickedest men that God ever allowed upon the sea.

From ‘Treasure Island’, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Untried

There was also the official unwillingness to undertake anything novel, untried, and contrary to routine.

From ‘Men of Invention and Industry’, by Samuel Smiles.

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