survive

Definitions

  • A Survival of the old regular army
    A Survival of the old regular army
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v survive support oneself "he could barely exist on such a low wage","Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?","Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"
    • v survive continue to live through hardship or adversity "We went without water and food for 3 days","These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America","The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents","how long can a person last without food and water?"
    • v survive live longer than "She outlived her husband by many years"
    • v survive continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.) "He survived the cancer against all odds"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A tree in metropolitan area will survive for approximately eight years
    • v. t Survive To live beyond the life or existence of; to live longer than; to outlive; to outlast; as, to survive a person or an event. "I'll assure her of
      Her widowhood, be it that she survive me,
      In all my lands and leases whatsoever."
    • v. i Survive To remain alive; to continue to live. "Thy pleasure,
      Which, when no other enemy survives ,
      Still conquers all the conquerors."
      "Alike are life and death,
      When life in death survives ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sharks have survived on earth for about 400 million years
    • survive To outlive; live or exist beyond the life or existence of; outlast beyond some specified point of time, or some given person, thing, event, or circumstance: as, to survive one's usefulness.
    • survive Synonyms Outlive, Survive. See outline.
    • survive To remain alive or in existence; specifically, to remain alive after the death or cessation of some one or something.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: German cockroaches can survive for up to one month without food and two weeks without water
    • v.t Survive sur-vīv′ to live beyond: to outlive
    • v.i Survive to remain alive
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Quotations

  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe.”
  • Thornton Wilder
    Thornton%20Wilder
    “There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.”
  • Thomas Mann
    Thomas%20Mann
    “Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.”
  • W. H. Auden
    W.%20H.%20Auden
    “Poetry makes nothing happen. It survives in the valley of its saying.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “A poet can survive anything but a misprint.”
  • Roberta Flack
    Roberta Flack
    “To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. survivre, L. supervivere,; super, over + vivere, to live. See Super-, and Victuals

Usage

In literature:

All are fit to survive from the fact that they do survive.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
The God they saw survives only as a bogey-man, a theory, an uneasy and vexatious ghost.
"Damn!" by Henry Louis Mencken
Not one had survived the test, yet none knew where he failed.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
To die for the honor of their band was their chief ambition; to survive its disgrace, or the death of their leader, was infamous.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part A. From the Britons of Early Times to King John" by David Hume
There Tyrconnel died of a broken heart, after having survived his authority and reputation.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Little of such gold-work has survived, for obvious reasons.
"The Sea-Kings of Crete" by James Baikie
It may rather be said to survive, in two parts.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
As I fell I heard the Emperor say, 'See that he gets the Legion of Honor if he survives.
"The Eagle of the Empire" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
This definition of survivals is very bold.
"Folklore as an Historical Science" by George Laurence Gomme
Very scanty records had survived.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
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In poetry:

I strove till it was vain to strive.
I gave it light, I gave it air,
I sought from skill and counsel rare
The means to make it yet survive.
"Cyclamen" by Robert Fuller Murray
But where are now his loyal soul,
His loving heart and gifted mind;
Do they survive--a conscious whole--
The dwelling they have left behind?
"In Memoriam. G.M.M." by John Lawson Stoddard
We may survive, but do we live
As God has willed his children should,
While craving, praying, give, oh give,
All, all is evil, give me good?
"Heart's Ease" by Mary Eliza Perine Tucker Lambert
"And did not Providence ordain
That we should soon be laid as low,
No heart could such a stroke sustain,--
No reason could survive the blow!
"The Lay Of Marie - Canto Second" by Matilda Betham
She waited for him till he came;
Though he departs, she doth survive,
And, fondly careful of his fame,
Through hers she keeps his name alive.
"Nature And the Book" by Alfred Austin
What though his memory shall have vanished,
Since the good deed he did survives?
It is not wholly to be banished
Thus to be part of many lives.
"On Planting A Tree At Inveraray" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

How a Child, Near Death, Survived an Allergic Reaction .
She is survived by her son, Gerald Williams of Manila.
Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes .
Seed survival mobile display visits schools to get kids interested in agriculture.
Romance in the Catskills Struggles to Survive in "The American Plan ".
A number of backyard creatures are finding survival a bit more difficult these days.
My honeybee hives somehow managed to survive another winter.
Bellarmine survives a scary one.
Frustrated by the segregated shoreline, black residents stormed the beaches and survived brutal attacks on "Bloody Sunday".
Not the kind of Arizona-summer warm where you have to drink a gallon of H2O and soak your T-shirt to survive.
Riffing on how outlaw Butch Cassidy's life might have gone had he survived in South America, this modest oater should tickle western fans.
In 2007, Sgt James Ownbey survived an explosion in Iraq, seemingly unscathed.
The Borneo Orangutan Survival project in Indonesia could be a blueprint for saving habitat, cutting greenhouse gases.
It is still there, and it may well survive us, too, for boxwoods can live a long time.
It's survived three major floods and was long the seat of historic industry.
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In science:

We will see below that for the non-Cramer case, similarly to other cases, the asymptotics of the survival probability and the growth of the population size given survival are specified in main by the behavior of the associated random walk.
Subcritical branching processes in random environment without Cramer condition
In fact, we may say more: (even in the general case when γ 6≡ 0,) the process survives owing to one big jump of the associated random walk which happens at the very beginning of the evolution of the process; moreover, the big jump is accompanied by a population explosion which leads to survival.
Subcritical branching processes in random environment without Cramer condition
This review paper presents the known results on the asymptotics of the survival probability and limit theorems conditioned on survival of critical and subcritical branching processes in IID random environments.
Survival of branching processes in random environments
Given that a BPRE has survived during a long period of time, what can be said about its demographic history? The theorems of this section reveal different successful survival strategies adjusted to the variable reproduction strength of the population living in a random environment.
Survival of branching processes in random environments
The result means for k = 0 that half of the points survive and for k = 1 that 1/3 of all edges are expected to survive.
On index expectation and curvature for networks
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