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Definition of living adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    living

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈlɪvɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1alive now all living things living organisms the finest living pianist
  2. 2[only before noun] used or practiced now living languages (= those still spoken) a living faith
  3. Idioms
    beat/knock the (living) daylights out of somebody (informal)
     
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    to hit someone very hard several times and hurt them very much Get out or I'll beat the living daylights out of you!
    be living proof of something/that…
     
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    to show by your actions or qualities that a particular fact is true These figures are living proof of the government's incompetence. He is living proof that not all engineers are boring.
    scare/frighten the (living) daylights out of somebody (informal)
     
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    to scare someone very much
    within/in living memory
     
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    at a time, or during the time, that is remembered by people still alive the coldest winter in living memory
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