lijfsbehoud

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lijf (body) +‎ behoud (preservation).

Noun[edit]

lijfsbehoud n (uncountable)

  1. The physical preservation of (one's) life, bodily survival
    In die wanhopige positie telt enkel lijfsbehoud, ongeacht slaafse ontbering en vernedering
    In that desperate position only sheer survival counts, regardless of slavish hardship and humiliation

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