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 for surviving
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Survive \Sur*vive"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Survived; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Surviving.] [F. survivre, L. supervivere; super over
     + vivere to live. See Super-, and Victuals.]
     To live beyond the life or existence of; to live longer than;
     to outlive; to outlast; as, to survive a person or an event.
     --Cowper.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           I'll assure her of
           Her widowhood, be it that she survive me,
           In all my lands and leases whatsoever.   --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Surviving \Sur*viv"ing\, a.
     Remaining alive; yet living or existing; as, surviving
     friends; surviving customs.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  surviving
      adj 1: still in existence; "the Wollemi pine found in Australia
             is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been
             long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil";
             "the only surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania"
             [syn: surviving, living]

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