survivor


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survivor

(sŭr-vīv′ĕr)
An individual who has experienced a serious illness or injury and lived through it (and/or its treatment). In the U.S., for example, in 2005 there were more than 10 million people living after the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
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Much is conjectured of what occurred, and much has been learned from the stories of the few survivors.
Nor did his misfortunes end with the voyage; for the ship was cast ashore on an island of the South Pacific, and it was six years afterward when the survivors were taken off by a venturesome trading schooner and brought back to San Francisco.
Still grows the vivacious lilac a generation after the door and lintel and the sill are gone, unfolding its sweet-scented flowers each spring, to be plucked by the musing traveller; planted and tended once by children's hands, in front-yard plots -- now standing by wallsides in retired pastures, and giving place to new-rising forests; -- the last of that stirp, sole survivor of that family.
People were hiding in trenches and cellars, and many of the survivors had made off towards Woking village and Send.
And the survivors loved him the better because they had done and suffered so much for his sake.
The survivors then become extremely shy, and can scarcely be "brought to medicine," to use the trapper's phrase for "taking the bait.
Weekes and this islander were the only survivors of the crew of the jolly-boat, and no trace was ever discovered of Fox and his party.
Taking advantage of the lull in the battle, I called out to the survivors to return to their shore.
A single glance at the vessel's deck assured me that the battle was over and that we had been victorious, for I saw our survivors holding a handful of the enemy at pistol points while one by one the rest of the crew was coming out of the craft's interior and lining up on deck with the other prisoners.
If ever I'm lucky enough to get one of those murderous submarines, I can promise you one thing--there'll be no survivors.
The list of the survivors followed, beginning with the officers in the order of their rank.
A yell of execration and a scream of hideous laughter burst from the vast throng, as they saw the faces of the last survivors of their enemies peering down at them from the height of the keep.