• A Survival of the old regular army
    A Survival of the old regular army
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n survival something that survives
    • n survival a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
    • n survival a state of surviving; remaining alive
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A tree in metropolitan area will survive for approximately eight years
    • Survival A living or continuing longer than, or beyond the existence of, another person, thing, or event; an outliving.
    • Survival (Arhæol. & Ethnol) Any habit, usage, or belief, remaining from ancient times, the origin of which is often unknown, or imperfectly known. "The close bearing of the doctrine of survival on the study of manners and customs."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sharks have survived on earth for about 400 million years
    • n survival The act of surviving or outliving; a living beyond the life of another person; in general, the fact of living or existing longer than the persons, things, or circumstances which have formed the original and natural environment: often specifically applied to the case of a rite, habit, belief, or the like remaining in existence after what justified it has passed away.
    • n survival One who or that which thus survives, outlives, or outlasts.
    • n survival In biology, the fact of the continued existence of some forms of animal and vegetable life after the time when certain related forms have become extinct; also, the law or underlying principle of such continued existence, as by the process of natural selection: in either case more fully called survival of the fittest, and by implication noting the extinction of other organisms less fitted or unfit to survive the struggle for existence. Survival in this sense simply extends the ordinary application of the word from the individual organism to the species, genus, etc., and takes into account geological as well as historical times. See under selection and species.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: More than 90% of shark attack victims survive
    • n Survival a surviving or living after: any custom or belief surviving in folklore from a more or less savage earlier state of society, long after the philosophy or rationale of it is forgotten
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  • Les Brown
    “Change is difficult but often essential to survival.”
  • Anna Freud
    Anna Freud
    “Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.”
  • B(urrhus) F(rederic) Skinner
    B(urrhus) F(rederic) Skinner
    “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.”
  • Master Kahn
    Master Kahn
    “He who attacks must vanquish. He who defends must merely survive.”
  • C. S. Lewis
    “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.”
  • W. Edwards Deming
    W. Edwards Deming
    “Learning is not compulsory but neither is survival.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Survive
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. super, beyond, vivĕre, to live.


In literature:

The insurrection did not long survive the death of Roland.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
Taaffe and his friends resigned in January 1870, but the majority did not long survive.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
The worst is feared for the surviving population, who must breathe this poisoned atmosphere.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
He survived these events about thirty years.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Even the veto power of the King soon became obsolete, though in theory it for a time survived.
"The Spirit of American Government" by J. Allen Smith
Only in a few individuals has it survived.
"Quaker Hill" by Warren H. Wilson
She survived Mr. Stanard many years.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
You cannot be long in the society of Germans without recognising that it survives wherever the stress of modern life leaves room for it.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
This is so useless in man that it can be explained only as a survival.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
Conflict groups, like sects and parties, and accommodation groups like castes and classes depend for survival upon isolation.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park

In poetry:

Some of your hurts you have cured,
And the sharpest you still have survived,
But what torments of grief you endured
From evils which never arrived!
"Quatrains" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who says that all must vanish?
Who knows, perhaps the flight
of the bird you wound remains,
and perhaps flowers survive
caresses in us, in their ground.
"What Survives" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Unrecorded, unrenowned,
Men from whom my ways begin,
Here I know you by your ground
But I know you not within - There is silence, there survives
Not a moment of your lives.
"Forefathers" by Edmund Blunden
Oh, could aught, if the soul survived, from my longing
hold thee apart,
To thy love's visiting sweetness should I not suddenly
Leap to a ghost of thy grace and fold thee to my heart?
"The Black Swallow-Tail Butterfly" by Manmohan Ghose
"My mother still surviv'd for me,
"She led me to the mountain's brow,
"She watch'd me, while at yonder tree
"I sat, and wove the ozier bough;
"And oft she cried, "fear not, MINE OWN!
"Thou shalt not, BOY, be left ALONE."
"All Alone" by Mary Darby Robinson
Be ahead of all parting, as though it already were
behind you, like the winter that has just gone by.
For among these winters there is one so endlessly winter
that only by wintering through it all will your heart survive.
"The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: XIII" by Rainer Maria Rilke

In news:

The banking industry survived, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, only to be confronted in 2008 with the challenges of the global financial crisis.
It's one of at least eight bids to survive first cut.
Oakland A's survive baserunning blunder.
Survived by her dear children Paul (Lisa) and Kellie (John) Clemens.
After loss of longtime mate, surviving South Bend falcon will raise chick alone.
Perry Survives Battering at Tea-Party Debate.
Sutton survived D-Day, Battle of the Bulge .
He is survived by his children, Judith Long (Louis) of Englewood and Laurence Anderson of Rutland, Vt.
Lyle Bouck survived the ' Battle of the Bulge ' -- and helped ensure an Allied victory.
How LinkedIn survived its volatile IPO.
Will Fisheries Survive the Oil Spill.
Orphaned grizzly 'Bear 128' survives summer roaming Lake Louise area by himself .
The boy said he survived by drinking rain water that seeped through cracks in the wreckage around him.
Cabbage is a hearty fall veggie, but it can't survive in freezing weather for long.
A Drought So Severe, Even Cacti Can't Survive.

In science:

For independent random walkers, we have ΓN (t, r) = [Γt (r)]N , where Γt (r) ≡ Γ1 (t, r) is the one-particle survival probability.
I. Territory covered by N random walkers on deterministic fractals. The Sierpinski gasket
In this paper we take the GSO pro jection in the NS sector so that the oscillator vacuum corresponding to the tachyon vertex operator survives.
Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
The function Φ(t) in eq. (10) is the survival probability at the initial position.
On Fractional Diffusion and its Relation with Continuous Time Random Walks
C0 survives on the world volume (and coincides with the corresponding component of the background field).
Microscopic entropy of the most general four-dimensional BPS black hole
In the limit of large N , only the leading term survives.
Large N field theories from superstrings