Seven generations of the same ancestor must come up from the beginning before a cos-ata-lu child may be born; and when one considers the frightful dangers that surround the vital spark from the moment it leaves the warm pool where it has been deposited to float down to the sea amid the voracious creatures that swarm the surface and the deeps and the almost equally unthinkable trials of its effort to survive
after it once becomes a land animal and starts northward through the horrors of the Caspakian jungles and forests, it is plainly a wonder that even a single babe has ever been born to a Galu woman.
This old family still survives
in the person of a single heir to the excellent man whose death now afflicts so many warm friends.
It is like a monster ever unsubdued, this stubborn land that drowses in this Indian summer weather and that survives
them all, the men who scratched its surface and passed.
A crude conception of the ideas of Plato survives
in the 'forms' of Bacon.
Noah's wife, for example, came regularly to be presented as a shrew, who would not enter the ark until she had been beaten into submission; and Herod always appears as a blustering tyrant, whose fame still survives
in a proverb of Shakspere's coinage--'to out-Herod Herod.
Suppose that he has been guilty of some irreparable error, from the shameful consequences of which there is no escape; a sordid nature swallows down the disgrace and survives
it, the wise man drinks the hemlock and dies.
He set his face down this toward Madison Square, for the homing instinct survives
even when the home is a park bench.
Nevertheless, we feel no temptation to say that the animal desired what occurred, partly because of the obviously mechanical nature of the whole occurrence, partly because, when an animal survives
a fall, it tends not to repeat the experience.
The deliberating and comparing faculties generally preserve their strength much beyond that period in men who survive
it; and when, in addition to this circumstance, we consider how few there are who outlive the season of intellectual vigor, and how improbable it is that any considerable portion of the bench, whether more or less numerous, should be in such a situation at the same time, we shall be ready to conclude that limitations of this sort have little to recommend them.
The wish of procuring her regard, which she had assured herself of his feeling in Derbyshire, could not in rational expectation survive
such a blow as this.
Let us say that each of her voyages is a triumphant progress; and yet it is a question whether it is not a more subtle and more human triumph to be the sport of the waves and yet survive
, achieving your end.
When he had become a little quieter, he explained to Rostov that he was living with his mother, who, if she saw him dying, would not survive