light of one’s life

light of one’s life

Meaning

  • someone who makes one very happy.
  • a soulmate to another person.
  • someone who brightens another’s life.
  • the person one loves more than anyone else.
  • someone that makes one’s life worth living.

Example Sentences

  1. Because he was there with him through everything, he saw him as the light of his life.
  2. You should see the person you marry as the light of your life.
  3. It was unfortunate that she was the light of his life, but she didn’t see him the same way.
  4. When she was the only one to stay with her that night, she realized she was the light of her life.
  5. It might seem strange, but I see my cat as the light of my life.
  6. We knew he was being dramatic when he called the girl he just met the light of his life.
  7. I met the light of my life when we were just kids, and we’ve been at each other’s side ever since.
  8. I spent so long searching, only to realize the light of my life was my best friend all along. 

Origin

Light of one’s life” is an idiom that dates back as early as Ancient Greece. The phrase “light of my life” was first used in the play “Andromache,” written by Euripides, where the main female lead refers to her son as such. The phrase was derived from “Eye of My Life” (the direct translation from Greek) and later became “light of my life” when translated to English. There are very popular lines that use this idiom, such as in the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov:

“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta.”

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