this side of the grave


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this side of the grave

During life; before one dies. Grandma says she only has a few years left this side of the grave, so she wants to spend them traveling.
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Perfection is not to be found this side of the grave. In reality, though, the overwhelming bulk of Saudi employers treat their staff well.
Retirement, getting the boot, growing old on an ordinary British pension (the lowest throughout the EU) should hold no fear for any British MP this side of the grave. They have generous pay-offs plus a substantial pension to look forward to, unlike the rest of us.
Inevitably this research evolved into a new field, 'psychical' research, and involved cranks, table-rattlers and the mentally unbalanced but it was a serious and sincere attempt to understand that which, perhaps, never can be understood, at least not on this side of the grave. (R.G.
AMES' EXTENDED LETTER shows him wrestling through the theologies of Calvin, Feuerbach, and Barth as he strains to understand existence on this side of the grave and beyond.
This side of the grave, we incline to be less willing to change our minds, but only the most hidebound visitors to this glorious show will not feel that they have been treated to an equal measure of edification and sheer pleasure.
We all have potential this side of the grave. If you look at things in a certain way there are infinite possibilities for us all.