American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who has personal or group survival as a primary goal in the face of difficulty, opposition, and especially the threat of natural catastrophe, nuclear war, or societal collapse.
- n. A person who believes in being prepared to survive and is actively preparing for possible future emergencies and disruptions in local, regional, national, or international social or political order.
- n. someone who tries to insure their personal survival or the survival of their group or nation
“Or perhaps a flea market, where the detritus of a capitalist culture gets recycled in survivalist fantasia below a mythological rural idyll.”
“If you could tell us a little bit about that training when you're looking for someone who is called a survivalist, someone who knows very well how to operate in the caves and to go, as he said, to where no man or dog can reach him?”
“Shaun Gallon, whom authorities described as a survivalist, faces up to four years in prison for shooting James McNeil of Monte Rio with an arrow Jan. 27.”
“Oddly, the more bike-friendly the city gets, the more popular the expensive "survivalist" look becomes.”
“In the meantime, since we're clearly in danger, I may switch to a more "survivalist" bicycle, like this one which was forwarded to me by a reader:”
“I have been thinking a lot about the motivations for developing a "survivalist" mind set.”
“I want to focus on the stigma that surrounds the "survivalist" mind set.”
“If I find out of those are camping or "survivalist" substitutes, I'll report back later.”
“About twelve years ago, I researched a book, a suspense thriller that dealt with far-right extremist thought (which included Clinton hatred) that was encapsulated in the "survivalist" phenomenon.”
“Self-described "survivalist" Elbert Higginbotham, on how he and five relatives got lost for 17 days in the snowy mountains of Oregon.”
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