lifeblood lifeblood  /ˈlaɪfb ˌləd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the blood considered as the seat of vitality
  2. (n) an essential or life-giving force

Usage(s):

  1. Trade is still the lifeblood of this metropolis--and a lifeline to the mainland: 65% of cargo reaching Victoria Harbor is then routed to China.
  2. Oil is often called the lifeblood of our economy - the indispensable commodity that keeps commerce humming and America on the move.
  3. lifeblood Early-morning shift workers at London's Smithfield market; meat has been traded on the site since the 12th century.

News

  1. Editorial: Volunteer blood donors help Lifeblood save lives

    Lifeblood is celebrating 50 years of service this year.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  2. Big 12 fights to protect its home turf

    Recruiting is the lifeblood of every program in the country, and every conference has its strengths and weaknesses when it comes to landing top prospects. In the start of a weeklong series, we'll examine the BCS conferences plus Notre Dame to find each's strength, the biggest obstacle each faces and the overall view of the conference. The Big 12 is up Thursday. Biggest obstacle: Texas is one of ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

  3. ACC a Southeast recruiting power too

    Recruiting is the lifeblood of every program in the country, and every conference has its own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to landing top prospects. This week, we are examining the BCS conferences plus Notre Dame to find each one's strength, the biggest obstacle each faces and the overall view of the conference. The ACC is up today. Biggest obstacle: Getting out from under the SEC's ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

Quotes

  1. "Principled compromise is the lifeblood of democracy and those who seek principled compromise to advance their state and their nation are doing what the voters want," Graham said in his victory speech.
    on Sep 7, 2004 By: Lindsey Graham Source: Newsday

  2. "Choking up of credit is like taking the lifeblood away from the economy," Bernanke said.
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Forbes

  3. Writing in The Observer, Mr Cameron said: "Britain's small businesses need our help. We intervened to prevent the beating heart of our economy - the financial system - from collapsing. We've got to do the same for its lifeblood. Small and...
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: David Cameron Source: WalesOnline

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