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[lahyf-wurk] /ˈlaɪfˈwɜrk/
the complete or principal work, labor, or task of a lifetime.
Origin of lifework
1870-75; life + work Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The introducer explained that my research had disproved part of my adviser's lifework, and the shock had killed him.
  • It was unusual then for people their age to be unattached, no matter how important their lifework.
  • These skills are fundamental to lifework planning and lifelong learning.
  • It is also being used with adults who want to clarify their lifework objectives and perhaps make mid-life career changes.

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