Definition of 'survivor'
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One of the great survivors of the rock business has no plans to retire. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Survivors said that one man was overcome by fumes after a fuel tank spill. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We talk of future prospects and past history and live survivors and safe havens. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The move is part of a package of measures to better support domestic abuse survivors. The Sun (2016)But it was just one or two survivors. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)But the history of previous banking crises shows that the survivors not only live but live well. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The move has angered abuse survivors and campaigners. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Survivors are still haunted by the memories. The Sun (2011)Survivors of childhood abuse may lose their families. Trauma and Recovery (1992)Survivors are still fighting for memorials at the sites. The Sun (2012)The train is the great survivor. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Just call me the great survivor. The Sun (2012)There can be only one survivor. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Tales of savage cruelty are being told by survivors of one of the biggest and most complex international hostage crises in decades. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What does this mean for survivors who've experienced evil firsthand? Christianity Today (2000)That may help to explain why he is one of the country's great political survivors. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Recognising the pain that caused the survivors, his team decided to rescue dogs along with their owners. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The world has been ripped apart by nuclear war and the only survivors live deep in the Moscow subway. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Research shows that they, too, are affected by redundancies and often experience survivor guilt. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It has become a part of the survivor's experience, but only one part of it. Trauma and Recovery (1992)The British team found no survivors yesterday - only a body in the wreckage of an office building. The Sun (2011)Arriving in disused cellars, you find you are part of a team of eight survivors, on the run from a brutal alien invader. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A hundred thousand people a month are dying of cold and starvation, and survivors live like shivering, scavenging wolves. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'survivor'
British English: survivor /səˈvaɪvə/ NOUN
A survivor of a disaster, accident, or illness is someone who continues to live afterwards in spite of coming close to death.
There were no survivors of the plane crash.
- American English: survivor
- Arabic: نَاجٍ
- Brazilian Portuguese: sobrevivente
- Chinese: 幸存者
- Croatian: preživjeli
- Czech: člověk, který přežil
- Danish: overlevende
- Dutch: overlevende
- European Spanish: superviviente
- Finnish: eloonjäänyt
- French: survivant
- German: Überlebender
- Greek: επιζών
- Italian: sopravvissuto
- Japanese: 生存者
- Korean: 생존자
- Norwegian: overlevende
- Polish: ocalony
- European Portuguese: sobrevivente
- Romanian: supraviețuitor
- Russian: выживший
- Spanish: superviviente
- Swedish: överlevande
- Thai: ผู้ที่อยู่รอด
- Turkish: hayatta kalan
- Ukrainian: людина, що вижила
- Vietnamese: người sống sót
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