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.
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.
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.
Their willingness to give their lives in hope of a heavenly reward?
They have shipped out to serve their country, prepared to give their lives.
I know that the men and women in our Armed Forces are prepared to give their lives to defend my country, my way of life and the blessings of liberty throughout the world.
It commemorates all deputies who give their lives on a daily basis,'' Chinnery said.
The volunteers of the Montrose Search and Rescue team could very well give their lives each time they go to work.
If you're not yet registered, be sure to take advantage of the opportunity - an opportunity that oppressed people around the world would give their lives for.