Usage examples for survival

  1. This is our general country term; but I do not know whether this is a survival of some older form, or a corruption. – A Northern Countryside by Rosalind Richards
  2. Sandy, no less than his master, was a survival of an interesting type. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  3. It had hurt her pride almost beyond endurance, the pride that took the form of an inner necessity for the survival of her grace- all she had. – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer
  4. It's a case of survival for the fittest. – Esther by Henry Adams
  5. They have so many of them that they can leave their survival to chance. – An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Steven Sills
  6. Our immediate problem will be survival. – This Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch
  7. If the savage only dreamt of the dead, he might find in this an evidence of their survival, but he dreams far more often of the living, and that, with circumstances which make the illusion manifest on waking. – The Faith of the Millions (2nd series) by George Tyrrell
  8. It has preserved the caste system for the last three thousand years, a unique survival that has no equal in the history of the world. – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  9. Feed and clothe her and her progeny,- men in general have brought just such burdens as that upon you in particular by their attitude towards us,- but do let her begin to exert just a small area of her brain on the subject of the survival of the fit to live. – The Tinder-Box by Maria Thompson Daviess
  10. The basic question facing us today is more than mere survival- the military defense of national life and territory. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  11. But this survival of the fittest implies the multiplication of the fittest. – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson
  12. It all went back to the survival of the fittest. – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
  13. A survival of the past, Alderman Crood, he thought, in outward seeming, but there was that in his watchful expression which has belonged to man in every age. – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  14. In those days, the " survival of the fittest" was the rule, and if that survivor happened to live to a good old age, no one inquired about those who did not. – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  15. But war of any kind is anti- survival. – Warrior Race by Robert Sheckley
  16. Miraculous, a strength that comforteth, And the Viaticum of her survival Guiding me from the further side of Death. – Poems of Emile Verhaeren by Emile Verhaeren