Examples from the Web for survivor
But Cocker proved to be a survivor, bringing his passionate persona to concert halls around the world decade after decade.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The worst is probably to avoid paying taxes on the money and go to prison, like Survivor season one winner Richard Hatch.From Socially Isolated Nerd to Jeopardy! Bad Boy: A Thank You Note|Arthur Chu|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We were looking at 10 men with rifles, and then the beating began,” the survivor would later testify.
I am a survivor of domestic violence, and I am an immigrant.Immigrant Women Facing Domestic Abuse Need Stronger Protections|Adriana Cazorla|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Needless to say, I never expected to know a survivor of Hiroshima, let alone have her sing me “Happy Birthday.”Truman’s Grandson & Japan’s A-Bomb Survivors: A Story of Reconciliation|Clifton Truman Daniel|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If there is no will the survivor takes half and the heirs of the deceased half; if there are none he or she takes the whole.
At the same moment the survivor who was clinging to the dinghy let go his hold.On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles|Thomas Charles Bridges
Many of the fine elms were laid low, among others the one survivor of Tom Browns three trees.Heroes of To-Day|Mary R. Parkman
He was the only survivor of twelve comrades who stood together, and a shell fell amongst them, killing all but this man.My War Experiences in Two Continents|Sarah Macnaughtan
All the Somalis were dead except one, and the survivor but lived to reach Ipoto.
British Dictionary definitions for survivor
Word Origin and History for survivor
c.1500, in the legal sense of "one who outlives another," agent noun from survive. Meaning "one who has a knack for pulling through adversity" is attested from 1971. Survivor syndrome is first recorded 1968.