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Synonyms for survival

staying alive


Synonyms for survival

a state of surviving

a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment

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The condition belongs to the geologic age--the great birth and growth of the world, when natural forces ran riot, when the struggle for existence was so savage that no vitality which was not founded in a gigantic form could have even a possibility of survival.
Even in our own time certain tendencies and desires, once necessary to survival, are a constant source of failure.
Its survival, with many other illustrious names, is one of the strongest arguments in refutal of Professor Cortoran's theory; yet it opens no new doors to the past, and, on the whole, rather adds to than dissipates the mystery.
In these trench habitations I saw a survival of the military trenches which formed so famous a part of the operation of the warring nations during the twentieth century.
From early infancy his survival had depended upon acuteness of eyesight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste far more than upon the more slowly developed organ of reason.
You make believe that you believe in the survival of the strong and the rule of the strong.
As the waters of the planet dried and the seas receded, all other resources dwindled until life upon the planet became a constant battle for survival.
What a survival of one long-past day, for instance, in "A Ramble from Richmond to London"
The atmosphere of precautions and recriminations, and in the midst a human body growing more vivid because it was in pain; the end of that body in Hilton churchyard; the survival of something that suggested hope, vivid in its turn against life's workaday cheerfulness;--all these were lost to Helen, who only felt that a pleasant lady could now be pleasant no longer.
Closest of all, this survival of old California-Ventura days brought Saxon in touch.
She had not gone far before she commenced to realize how slight were her chances for survival without means of defense or a weapon to bring down meat.
The median and 1-year survivals were 49 weeks and 49% with 19 patients still alive.
In the subset of 74 patients (51%) who experienced Grade 1-4 hypertriglyceridemia, the median and 1-year survivals were 6 months and 30%, significantly higher than 3 months and 18%, respectively, in patients with no increased triglycerides (p = 0.
One- two- and three-year survivals by life-table analysis were 64 percent, 34 percent and 20 percent, respectively.
The median survivals of both Phase II studies compare favorably with published data showing a median survival of approximately 4.