story of (one's) life

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story of (one's) life

One experiences that frequently or repeatedly. A: "I can't remember where I left my keys." B: "Story of my life, dude." The story of her life, thus far, has been being in the right place at the right time.
See also: life, of, story
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The whole story of her life, from the time of the home-wreck at Combe-Raven to the time when she had destroyed the Secret Trust in her sister's presence, had been all laid before him.
But in every gesture of Madame Stahl, in every word, in every heavenly--as Kitty called it--look, and above all in the whole story of her life, which she heard from Varenka, Kitty recognized that something "that was important," of which, till then, she had known nothing.
An elderly lady agrees to sell the true story of her life to a struggling writer, but, as her experiences become text, her honesty grows questionable.
"Remade: Story of a Life in Poems" is Rajesh Bakrania telling the story of her life through her own unique verse.
The novel moves back and forth between Aslaug's trial for murder and the story of her life and experiences.
Thirty years later she tells the story of her life in Provence: a story that revolves around seasonal change, culinary specialties, and fun stories of the foodways and culture of the region.
STAGE fans are invited to watch a woman tell the story of her life.
"Louise Michel" tells the story of her life by directly collecting and editing her own words from her memoirs and the insights of her contemporaries.
After nearly two decades dropping sizzling no-holds-barred celebrity scandal on East Coast airwaves, and with the recent premiere of a new cable television show, Wendy Williams has a new tell-all autobiography that candidly details the story of her life, beginning with growing up in a conservative middle-class family.
Salvation, she discovers throughout the story of her life, lies in loving concern for others, not in enduring needless suffering.
The story of Morton's research of whale sounds and mannerisms is evenly and smoothly interspersed with the story of her life. With occasional anecdotes like her experience with Peter Benchley attempting to swim with Orcas, Morton manages to convey the meaning and significance of her research in a narrative form, reflecting on how her relationship with whales has influenced her understanding of human life.
In voice--over she begins to tell us, slowly, deliberately, the story of her life, which ended, for all intents and purposes, with a fire that cost her her son and what little happiness she knew.
In the final essay, then, they turn to an insightful exploration of how Maria recorded the story of her life. Here they reveal, for example, that Maria borrowed passages from other spiritual texts -- a customary practice through which authors found their "place among the community of saints and blessed souls" (308).
Collect all four magazines from the Sunday Mirror to build into a complete story of her life.
Throughout her life's work, Acker retold the story of her life, pointing out over and over that it is through the body that one comes to the deepest meanings, pleasures, epiphanies, and agonies.