What does the word lifelong mean?

Usage examples for lifelong

  1. I desire them to heal her wounded spirit, and secure for her everything that may tend to her lifelong happiness. – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  2. Croft went, though even then he had begun to see the similarity between his own lifelong creed and the scheme of things held before him by Gatua Kahaun. – Palos of the Dog Star Pack by J. U. Giesy
  3. I hoped then that I had not done with my beloved Kerry, and my association with that great kingdom has indeed been lifelong. – The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent by S.M. Hussey