give (one's) life

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give (one's) life

To die or devote one's entire life for a cause (often saving someone else or defending a particular belief). Are you willing to give your life for your family if the insurgents reach our house? She gave her life to helping the poor.
See also: give, life
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Thou hast been where bell or diver never went; hast slept by many a sailor's side, where sleepless mothers would give their lives to lay them down.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 5 (ANI): Hours after India snatched a 3-0 win over Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup 2018, Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri thanked his fans while saying that the "Indian team would give their lives on the pitch in every match, if they get same support."
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 5 ( ANI ): Hours after India snatched a 3-0 win over Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup 2018, Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri thanked his fans while saying that the "Indian team would give their lives on the pitch in every match, if they get same support."
He said, "Our forefathers did not give their lives for an intolerant, extremist, sectarian and authoritarian Pakistan.
BLACKPOOL 1 Campbell 83 WIGAN 3 Rodallega 3, N''Zogbia 45+1, Eardley (og) 67 WIGAN manager Roberto Martinez has vowed his team will "give their lives" in their efforts to beat the drop after they pulled themselves out of the Premier League relegation zone with Saturday's 3-1 win over Blackpool.
Last week, Hurriyat chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq taunted the government when he told a gathering in Srinagar: " The youth here didn't give their lives for jobs, didn't give their lives for economic packages, they didn't give their lives to come into the mainstream of India, the youth gave their lives only for freedom." And the government response?
ON reading about a memorial to dedicate to our young soldiers who give their lives to our country, I would like to make the following point.
The loss of Guardsman Probyn is the latest in a growing line as our military personnel give their lives in the most dangerous contemporary conflict zones.
It is all very well for Morgan to bloat on about the Euro and the European constitution but people didn't give their lives in World War II to have to take orders from Europe or Brussels.
Their willingness to give their lives in hope of a heavenly reward?
LEADERSHIP IS A RARE AND wonderful thing that coaches often pray for and give their lives for.