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outlive (v.)

"to live longer than," late 15c., from out- + live (v.). Related: Outlived; outliving.

Outlive, Survive. Outlive is generally the stronger, carrying something of the idea of surpassing or beating another in vitality or hold upon life; it is tenderer to say that one survives than that he outlives his wife or friend. [Century Dictionary, 1895] 

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