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survivor

noun
     
sur‧vi‧vor [countable]
1 someone who continues to live after an accident, war, or illness
survivor of
Emergency help is needed for survivors of the earthquake.
She was the sole survivor (=only survivor) of the massacre.
2 someone who manages to live normally in spite of many problems:
Don't worry about Kurt; he's a survivor.
3 someone who continues to live after other members of their family have died:
She was the last survivor of the family.
4 a company that continues to be successful in spite of many problems:
The company hopes to be one of the survivors of this recession.

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