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Survival

See also Endurance.
Alive
story of the survivors of plane crash in the Andes. [Am. Lit.: Alive]
Comanche
horse; sole survivor of Little Big Horn massacre (1876). [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 126]
Crusoe, Robinson
only survivor of shipwreck. [Br. Lit.: Robin-son Crusoe]
Deucalion
survives flood that destroys human race. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 80]
Donner Party
survivors of group of emigrants to California (1846–1847). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 783–784]
Lot
allowed by God to escape the conflagration of Sodom and Gomorrah. [O.T.: Genesis 13:1–12]
Mellitias, St.
of “Forty Martyrs,” the only one to survive icy ordeal. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 133–134]
Noah
chosen by God to escape the deluge. [O.T.: Genesis 5–9]
Pilgrim, Billy
survives the fire-bombing of Dresden and is the only passenger to survive a domestic air-crash. [Am. Lit.: Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-Five]
Robinsons
shipwrecked family learns to cope with nature on a desert island. [Children’s Lit.: Swiss Family Robinson]
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Pancreatic cancer had the lowest one-year survival of 18 per cent.
The Survival Kit in a Bottle is one-liter water bottle on a carabiner to attach it to your belt or vest.
This particular show 'Survival Trek Escape' is quite different from what people have been seeing so long in the Survival Shows because it has in it an Escape element.
Part of the genius of survival has been that we have never had only one way.
Since 1969, Survival has helped to change attitudes to tribal peoples and to push tribal issues into the political and cultural mainstream.
The survival ratio is the number of years that carried reserves will survive if the current level of average annual payments repeats itself indefinitely.
One popular feature is the Street Survival Newsline Mailbag, which consists of a random selection of e-mail feedback from members, who share their thoughts on recent transmissions, new crime-fighting techniques they have learned recently, or general observations on the state of law enforcement today.
11) The state's efforts at social control through a monopoly over the stipulation of social rules governing peoples' social behavior is actively resisted by existing social organizations who control available resources and manipulate the symbols that make up peoples' "strategies of survival.
A patient may be rejected at Institution X because that institution is interested in accepting good prognosis patients in order to improve its survival statistics and thus become a candidate for an insurer's Institute of Excellence program.
If survival has no place in the esthetics of transcendence, perhaps this is because it is a form of being that is somewhat undecided, ambivalent, about the dialectic of art and indeed the direction of life.
Survival models have been used to explain timing of births (Rodriguez and Hobcraft, 1984), migration (Chang, 1984), length of marriages, and child mortality (Trussell and Hammerslough, 1983).

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