What does surviving mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surviving, living(adj)

    still in existence

    "the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil"; "the only surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surviving

    of Survive

  2. Surviving(adj)

    remaining alive; yet living or existing; as, surviving friends; surviving customs

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'surviving' in Adjectives Frequency: #948

How to pronounce surviving?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surviving in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surviving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of surviving in a Sentence

  1. Elizabeth Smart:

    Shortly after being kidnapped and raped for the first time, I realized that my captors could take just about everything from me, my family, my life — everything. But they couldn’t change the fact that my parents would always love me, my family would always love me. Maybe nobody else ever would, but my family would. For me that was enough, that was worth surviving for. Upon realizing that, I decided I would do whatever it took. It didn’t matter what it was, I would do whatever it took to survive… Looking back, do I wish I had been rescued sooner? Absolutely, but I don’t regret a single decision I made, because I am here, and I don’t know if I would be otherwise.

  2. Derek Lee:

    Her chances of surviving to adulthood are good but adult giraffes are regularly poached for bush meat, and her coloration might make her a target.

  3. George Zimmerman:

    You cannot as a human feel guilty for living, for surviving.

  4. Texas County Coroner Tom Whittaker:

    Nobody has been able to confirm that, i know that the sheriff is planning on interviewing surviving family members to try to make some sense of this. We’ll kind of let things settle down a little bit.

  5. Unknown:

    It isn't always necessary to achieve great things. Sometimes, just surviving is a great achievement.

Images & Illustrations of surviving

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