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 Meanings and Examples of SURVIVE
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 v.  continue to live; endure or last
Classic Sentence: (61 in 5 pages)
1  Rather, it was Gerald's compact smallness that made him what he was, for he had learned early that little people must be hardy to survive among large ones.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  A touch, and Starbuck may survive to hug his wife and child again.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 123. The Musket.
3  The workers were simply the citizens of industry, and the Socialist movement was the expression of their will to survive.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 30
4  Good-bye, dear Arthur, if I should not survive this night.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
5  Mina if she survive is my sole heir.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
6  Because," said Lord Henry, passing beneath his nostrils the gilt trellis of an open vinaigrette box, "one can survive everything nowadays except that.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
7  For the dead are past thinking of revenge; and those who survive, for the most part leave such thoughts to the dead.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI.
8  These in fact resolve themselves into one, namely, that some should survive who will avenge the death of the murdered prince.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI.
9  In answer to this, it has been claimed that the Negro can survive only through submission.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In III
10  If I were to see my father in one of these dreadful seizures I am convinced that I should never survive it.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
11  In the universal decay this volatile substance had chanced to survive, perhaps through many thousands of centuries.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VIII
12  That is to say, I will not conceal from you the fact that, out of a hundred souls registered at the last revision, only fifty survive, so terrible have been the ravages of cholera.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
13  When he had become a little quieter, he explained to Rostov that he was living with his mother, who, if she saw him dying, would not survive it.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER V
14  With twenty sail did I climb the Phrygian sea; oracular tokens led me on; my goddess mother pointed the way; scarce seven survive the shattering of wave and wind.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
15  The boy prince, my chiefest care, makes ready at his dear father's summons to go to the Sidonian city, carrying gifts that survive the sea and the flames of Troy.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
Example Sentence: (76 in 6 pages)
16  The rag trade is extremely competitive, and one needs plenty of contacts in order to survive.
17  Cost cutting had enabled the organization to survive a previous cash crunch.
18  Small businesses will need to reduce costs in order to survive.
19  Blind dolphins have been known to survive in the wild, guided by exquisite acoustic images of their prey.
20  The truth that men evade there is that this small planet cannot survive a nuclear exchange.
21  People are just too preoccupied with trying to survive, to join militant movements.
22  The cactus has adapted to survive in an arid environment.
23  In 1998, he was lucky to survive when his balloon plummeted into the sea.
24  The saga of the Sun, a statement said, showed that even remotely independent journalism could not be tolerated in Malaysia and therefore could not survive.
25  One of the boys who has the ability to survive underwater, is missing from the hospital.
26  We shall have become so unfit that nothing we can do to enable us to survive.
27  In the chill of deep space, bacteria somehow shielded from cosmic radiation might survive dormant for millions of years.
28  In his novels and stories, storms rage for years, flowers drift from the skies, tyrants survive for centuries, priests levitate and corpses fail to decompose. And, more plausibly, lovers rekindle their passion after a half-century apart.
29  Very few of the children survived into adult life.
30  There's only a slim chance that anyone survived the crash.