survival instinct (səˈvaɪvəl ˈɪnstɪŋkt)
- the instinct in humans and animals to do things in a dangerous situation that will
prevent them from dying
⇒ ■ The survival instinct had driven her to eat.
Example Sentences Including 'survival instinct'
The survival instinct had driven her to eat, risking poison.
The Quest for K
Even so, the survival instinct seemed reluctant, the adrenalin he would require dribbling like saliva.
The Last Raven
With a bump and a bruise, my glands began producing more than rancid sweat and my veins coursed with the survival instinct.
THE MANANA MAN (2002)