live for (someone or something)

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live for (someone or something)

1. To live solely to help or support someone or something or to do a particular thing. I know you live for your kids, but it's important for them to see that you have your own interests. It's like you live for your work—don't you ever take a day off?
2. To be known for being particularly excited about something. A: "I'm just not hungry." B: "But you live for pizza night! Are you not feeling well?"
See also: for, live
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

live for someone or something

1. to exist for the benefit of someone or something. She just lives for her children. Roger lives for his work.
2. to exist to enjoy someone or something. She lives for her vacations in Acapulco.
See also: for, live
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

live for

To be enthusiastic about something: He lives for mountain climbing.
See also: for, live
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
Since Caxton's time Morte d'Arthur has been printed many times, and it is through it perhaps, more than through the earlier books, that the stories of Arthur still live for us. Yet it is not perfect - it has indeed been called "a most pleasant jumble."* Malory made up none of the stories; as he himself tells us, he took them from French books, and in some of these French books the stories are told much better.