chance of survival

noun phrase

: likelihood that someone will continue to live in spite of present-day difficult conditions (such as being ill or injured)

Examples of chance of survival in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now Tessa’s only chance of survival and to protect this eco-system is an uneasy alliance with the equally endangered Mama bear. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 8 May 2024 Advertisement Maharaj was given a low chance of survival when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May 2023. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2024 Smith believes releasing packs with adults and pups have a higher chance of survival as a family unit. Hayleigh Evans, The Arizona Republic, 3 May 2024 But the chance of survival decreases by 10 percent for every minute that passes without any CPR at all. Helen Ouyang, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2024 Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge stood little chance of survival Tuesday when a cargo ship rammed into it: Its vertical support structure seemed flimsy for a bridge spanning such a busy port, experts said, and did not appear to be protected by a substantial impact barrier. Jenny Jarvie, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2024 By contrast, patients receiving standard resuscitation measures have essentially no chance of survival after 40 minutes. Helen Ouyang, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2024 Cox and her husband, Justin—who have two children, calling to mind the fact that most people who have abortions are parents already—recently found out that Cox’s pregnancy with their third child carried no chance of survival thanks to a fatal condition called trisomy 18. Emma Specter, Vogue, 12 Dec. 2023 The German band announced Suzuki’s death on social media Saturday; while cause of death wasn’t provided, Suzuki had been battling colon cancer for a decade, and revealed in a 2022 documentary that he was previously given a 10-percent chance of survival. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 10 Feb. 2024

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“Chance of survival.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chance%20of%20survival. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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