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survivor

noun [C]  /sərˈvɑɪ·vər/ us  
a person who continues to live, esp. after a dangerous event: a Holocaust survivor He was the sole survivor of the crash. Business is bad, but she’s a survivor, she’ll deal with it. A survivor is also a person who continues to live after a close relative dies: Her survivors include two children and five grandchildren.
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