from the cradle to the grave


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from the cradle to the grave

Lasting the full spectrum of life, existence, or a given process; from the first point to the very last. She's been my best friend since we were babies, so I just know we'll be together from the cradle to the grave.
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from the cradle to the grave

Fig. from birth to death. The government promised to take care of us from the cradle to the grave. You can feel secure and well-protected from the cradle to the grave.
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from the cradle to the grave

From birth to death, throughout life, as in This health plan will cover you from cradle to grave. Richard Steele used the term in The Tatler (1709): "A modest fellow never has a doubt from his cradle to his grave." [c. 1700]
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from the cradle to the grave

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from cradle to grave

If something happens from the cradle to the grave or from cradle to grave, it happens throughout all of a person's life. The bond of brotherhood was one to last from the cradle to the grave. He believed that the state was ultimately responsible for the individual and should look after him from cradle to grave.
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from the cradle to the grave

all through a person's life, from beginning to end.
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from the ˌcradle to the ˈgrave

from birth to death; throughout your whole life: The new ministry was formed to look after citizens’ social welfare from the cradle to the grave. ▶ ˌcradle-to-ˈgrave adj.: Their conclusions are based on two cradle-to-grave studies conducted in Germany.
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You are a comic little figure, hopping from the cradle to the grave. Yes, that is our trouble--we take ourselves too seriously; but Caprona should be a sure cure for that." She paused and laughed.
"What other sort of soul, then, would you expect from `a comic little figure hopping from the cradle to the grave'?" I inquired.
It broke; it was resumed broken, not marching once from the cradle to the grave. The sadness of the incomplete--the sadness that is often Life, but should never be Art--throbbed in its disjected phrases, and made the nerves of the audience throb.
Our mental existences, which are immaterial and have no dimensions, are passing along the Time-Dimension with a uniform velocity from the cradle to the grave. Just as we should travel DOWN if we began our existence fifty miles above the earth's surface.'
"Then you get it all back," he assured her; but in his heart he was wondering about God, that allowed so many suckers to be born and that did not break up the gambling game by which they were robbed from the cradle to the grave.
"The Grand Difficulty of humanity from the cradle to the grave -- Money." He slowly winked his green eye; sighed with deep feeling; and buried his insolvent hands in his unproductive pockets.
I can only offer this excuse for myself; and I can only admire that invariable preservation of dignity, and that strictly logical consistency of conduct which distinguish every man and woman who may read these lines, in every emergency of their lives from the cradle to the grave.
But they were scarcely less beautiful in their slow decline, than they had been in their prime; for nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy, that we can scarcely mark their progress.
From the cradle to the grave, fighting, rightly understood, is the business, the real highest, honestest business of every son of man.
Your life you live from the cradle to the grave As one day Mother Nature will take back what it once gave Nature will always have the final say Nothing or no one can stand in its way Losing a parent that gave you life Can be as traumatic as losing a husband or wife Losing a child is beyond belief There can be no escape from such grief The deceased now lies in silence and peace Thankfully all pain and trauma have now ceased The funeral will be a time to mourn and reflect And to pass on our last respects GEORGE McLANDERS
figure By Andrew Leteipa Ole Sunkuli span xml:lang="EN-GBThe phrase "From the Cradle to the Grave" is often uttered as if the journey of life were bipolar and the two extreme ends of birth and death were coordinates apart, two physically distant places apart from each other.
A country that looks after almost all citizens from the cradle to the grave.
Addressing students as the chief guest at the convocation, Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair highlighted the importance of education and said that learning is a life-long process that continues from the cradle to the grave. He urged the students to be competitive and participative to extend their knowledge.
When are the public going to wake up and realise these so-called charities are businesses who employ staff on whacking salaries, while the rest of us are taxed from the cradle to the grave.
In a recent post on his Facebook page, a screenshot of which has been shown on several news websites, Bondoc said he attended Ateneo de Manila 'from the cradle to the grave, meaning, from prep to college.'
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