the light of (one's) life

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the light of (one's) life

The most beloved person in one's life. Eva has been the light of my life ever since I first met her 70 years ago today. To my darling son Jonathan, the light of my life, thank you for all of your support and encouragement in pursuing my dream to open this restaurant.
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the light of your life

a much-loved person.
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the light of somebody’s ˈlife

the person somebody loves more than any other: Elizabeth was his only child, the light of his life.
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After half an hour or more, her eyes open again--this time with the light of life in them--open, and rest languidly on the friend sitting by the bedside.
"It was I," said Arthur, looking at us with a worn, haggard face, and eyes from which the light of life seemed suddenly to have faded.
He held his head higher, his eyes shone with the light of life, and with swift steps he followed the maid, overtook her, and came out on the Povarskoy.
The grey, hot mist, the whitewashed cabin, the long, ugly potato patch, the weird, pathetic figure of that old man from whose brain the light of life had surely passed for ever.
Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." So the Pharisees said to him, "You testify on your own behalf, so your testimony cannot be verified." Jesus answered and said to them, "Even if I do testify on my own behalf, my testimony can be verified, because I know where I came from and where I am going.
1," "Rain," "Resurrection," "Shelter," "Redemption Songs" and "Light of Life." Their songs range from lamentations to turbulent battle cries.
Penhallow has scant memory of being anything but a block of stone with wings, claws and eyes that gleam with the light of life. He can shape-shift at will--at times assuming the form of a humanlike wisp in jeans and hoodie, other times becoming a teeth-gnashing, Netherkin-eating monster.
On a shelf to the left were Reb Israel's volumes of Holy Books, a legacy from the old days: a set of the Five Books of Moses with the Light of Life commentary, copies of the Mishnah, tomes of the Generations of Jacob Joseph, the Beginning of Wisdom, and several Talmudic tractates.
In her latest book, "The Light of Life," Barbie shares how everyone can turn on "The Light." Much like flicking the switch and turning on a light bulb in a dark room, Barbie testifies how "The Light" has allowed her to live a life full of enthusiasm, fun, love and passion with a family that includes a husband, four beautiful children, dogs, cats, chickens, and a calendar so heavy the magnet won't hold it on the refrigerator.
Light of Life Ministries is selling an FM translator.
The Light of Life event is in line with DPG's objective of encouraging locally based talent across the UAE.
The Light of Life event falls in line with DPG's objective of encouraging locally based talent across the UAE.
But you can switch on to Christ's promise at the end of today's verse: "Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."
The Minister said, the Islam completely negates terrorism and extremism adding that if terrorism and extremism was analyzed in the light of life of the Holy Prophet (SAWW), it becomes clear that it had nothing to do with the teachings given by our Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW).