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Definitions of lifeline:
  • noun:   line thrown from a vessel that people can cling to in order to save themselves from drowning
  • noun:   line that raises or lowers a deep-sea diver
  • noun:   support that enables people to survive or to continue doing something (often by providing an essential connection)
    Example: "The airlift provided a lifeline for Berlin"
  • noun:   a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live

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