EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SURVIVING
The only surviving son became a partner with his father in 1866.
You and your ten surviving scoundrels are a menace on this ship.
The longer you delay the more you decrease your chances of surviving.
This sphinx is the surviving testimonial of the eventful catastrophe.
He was married in his eighteenth year; and he has three surviving children.
Surviving, he must be heard on his voire dire, and under oath.
Vacancies were filled by election on nomination of the surviving members.
The surviving shoonoon wouldn't be the lucky ones, that was for sure.
The surviving passengers were attacked by a gang of five or six villains.
Among the latter, I have just lost my elder, and only surviving Brother.
early 15c., "act or condition of one person outliving another," originally in the legal (inheritance) sense, from Anglo-French survivre, Old French souvivre, from Latin supervivere "live beyond, live longer than," from super "over, beyond" (see super-) + vivere "to live" (see vivid). Related: Survived; surviving.