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    live out

    "He lived out what he taught us to do:serve others"

    1. What does 'lived out' mean?
    2. What are the differences between 'live' and 'live out'?

    Thanks,

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    Re: live out

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    "He lived [a life that exemplified] what he taught us to do:serve others"

    1. What does 'lived out' mean?
    2. What are the differences between 'live' and 'live out'?

    Thanks,
    These links should help:

    live: Definition, Synonyms and Much More from Answers.com

    https://www.usingenglish.com/referen.../live+out.html

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    Re: live out

    Hi, BobK

    Does the following definition fit?

    live out (source: Encarta)
    1. transitive verb do something previously imagined: to do in reality what had previously only been imagined or fantasized about
    live out a fantasy

    Thanks for your reply.


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    Re: live out

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    "He lived out what he taught us to do:serve others"

    1. What does 'lived out' mean?
    2. What are the differences between 'live' and 'live out'?

    Thanks,
    I personally find this sentence using out as well as the use of what and the ":" to be very awkward.
    It should be.

    He lived as he taught us to do serving others.

    In other words he practiced what he taught.

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    Re: live out

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi, BobK

    Does the following definition fit?

    live out (source: Encarta)
    1. transitive verb do something previously imagined: to do in reality what had previously only been imagined or fantasized about
    live out a fantasy

    Thanks for your reply.
    That's the most applicable of the definitions, but it doesn't quite fit (unless you regard righteous living as a fantasy!) As Naamplao said, 'live out' is not really the best choice of words here.

    b

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