n. one who outlives another; one who lives through affliction
The survivor of the fire was taken to a hospital.
Sentence in Classic:
Peggotty for his life; on his decease, the principal to be equally divided between Peggotty, little Emily, and me, or the survivor or survivors of us, share and share alike.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The boy was the only survivor of a large family, who had been successively sold away from her to a southern market.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context
One of the survivors of this expedition, an intelligent workingman, who was very young at the time, related curious details with regard to it, several years ago, which Bruneseau thought himself obliged to omit in his report to the prefect of police, as unworthy of official style.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
This flag Sergeant Carney held in his hands as he sat on the platform, and when I turned to address the survivors of the coloured regiment who were present, and referred to Sergeant Carney, he rose, as if by instinct, and raised the flag.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context