Definition of 'survival instinct'
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When you have been homeless and an orphan your survival instinct is strong. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Their survival instinct kicks in and they may feel they have to fight for their position. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was terrifying but survival instinct quickly kicked in. The Sun (2014)It still surprises me how strong that practical survival instinct is. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Can tribal party loyalty be reconciled with the survival instinct? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Their size makes them vulnerable to predators, so their survival instinct must be razor sharp. The Sun (2006)The survival instincts of the Republican party must now kick in. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Dad's a survivor and he gave me my survival instinct and my sense of hope. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I think my survival instincts must have kicked in. The Sun (2013)He had that survival instinct. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Acting on their survival instincts, they went kicking and screaming to their deaths in an "immature" display of disobedience. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)
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