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Survive


SURVI'VE, verb transitive [Latin supervivo.]

1. To outlive; to live beyond the life of another; as, the wife survives her husband; or a husband survives his wife.

2. To outlive any thing else; to live beyond any event. Who would wish to survive the ruin of his country? Many men survive their usefulness or the regular exercise of their reason.

SURVI'VE, verb intransitive To remain alive.

Try pleasure,

Which when no other enemy survives,

Still conquers all the conquerors.