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See also Endurance.Alive
story of the survivors of plane crash in the Andes. [Am. Lit.: Alive]
horse; sole survivor of Little Big Horn massacre (1876). [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 126]
only survivor of shipwreck. [Br. Lit.: Robin-son Crusoe]
survives flood that destroys human race. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 80]
survivors of group of emigrants to California (1846–1847). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 783–784]
allowed by God to escape the conflagration of Sodom and Gomorrah. [O.T.: Genesis 13:1–12]
of “Forty Martyrs,” the only one to survive icy ordeal. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 133–134]
chosen by God to escape the deluge. [O.T.: Genesis 5–9]
survives the fire-bombing of Dresden and is the only passenger to survive a domestic air-crash. [Am. Lit.: Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-Five]
shipwrecked family learns to cope with nature on a desert island. [Children’s Lit.: Swiss Family Robinson]
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