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]

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