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Standard of life   /stˈændərd əv laɪf/   Listen
Standard of life

A level of material comfort in terms of goods and services available to someone or some group.  Synonym: standard of living.  "The lower the standard of living the easier it is to introduce an autocratic production system"

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"Standard of life" Quotes from Famous Books

... spite of exile, Christmas for most of us will be a happy day. Does one see more truly life's worth on a battlefield? I often ask myself that question. Is the contempt that is hourly shown for life the real standard of life's worth? I shrug my shoulders at my own unanswerable questions—all I know is that I move daily with men who have everything to live for who, nevertheless, are urged by an unconscious magnanimity to die. I don't think any of our dead pity themselves—but ...
— Carry On • Coningsby Dawson

... Enforcement of the National Minimum" contemplates the extension of laws already on the statute books in order to prevent the extreme degradation of the standard of life brought about by the old economic system under industrialism. A living minimum wage is to be established. The British Labour Party intends "to secure to every member of the community, in good times and bad alike . . . all the requisites of ...
— The Crossing • Winston Churchill

Words linked to "Standard of life" :   degree, point, level, stage

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