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live through


to survive an experience, esp. a difficult one


It's hard to understand how she lived through those traumas.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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  • I may live through the winter, and I may live to see another spring opening with all its beauties, but I do not expect it.

  • The doctor, who had made his first morning visit, had said that she could not live through the day.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • "I don't know how I'm to live through this suspense," said poor Molly.

  • I was to live through something before I could take my way home.

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
  • Should you live through this war the South will be in wild disorder.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
Idioms and Phrases with live through

live through

Endure, survive. This idiom is used both seriously, as in Those who have lived through a depression never forget what it was like, or hyperbolically, as in That speech was endless—I thought I'd never live through it.
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