way of life

way of life
,way of `life (plural ways of life) noun count *
1. ) a typical way in which a person or group lives:
the rural way of life
2. ) if something is a way of life, it is considered to be what people normally do or have:
Shortages have become a way of life here.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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