to save life


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to save (one's) life

No matter how hard one tries: He can't ski to save his life.
See also: life, save
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Killing in war is not a goal but a means to save life even if it may entail paying the enemy in kind.
Judaism's over-arching command is to save life and limb and has prompted all rabbis who have written on the subject to indeed urge us as Jews, and non-Jews, to make provision for donating our parts.