Sole-survivor sentence example
But he arrived too late; Selim had already been killed; the unworthy Mustafa was put to death, and Mahmud, the sole survivor of the house of Osman, became sultan.
During the next year three other members of the party died, leaving Niebuhr the sole survivor.
The Empire fell to Louis the Pious, sole survivor of his three sons.
The sole survivor of the team becomes chief suspect in the ensuing international manhunt.
The sole survivor of the ancient Celtic line was an infant Norwegian princess.Advertisement
It is a harmless helmeted ground-shark, living on molluscs, and almost the sole survivor of a genus abundant in the Secondary rocks of Europe.
Though the aquatic members of a class of animals are in some instances derived from terrestrial forms, the usual transition is from an aquatic ancestry to more recent land-living forms. There is no doubt, from a consideration of the facts of structure, that the aquatic water-breathing Arachnids, represented in the past by the Eurypterines and to-day by the sole survivor Limulus, have preceded the terrestrial air-breathing forms of that group. Hence we see at once that the better-known Arachnida form a series, leading from Limulus-like aquatic creatures through scorpions, spiders and harvest-men, to the degenerate Acari or mites.
With the Navy commando credo, "Never leave a man behind" repeatedly playing in his head, he sets out to rescue the sole survivor and get off the island.
During that time, the castaways will endure many hardships, compete in competitions to win rewards and immunity and ultimately vote off fellow cast mates one-by-one until just one person emerges as the sole survivor.
The sole survivor of Alien, Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley (played with panache by Sigourney Weaver) was last seen entering hypersleep for her trip back to inhabited space.Advertisement
Five years before the series opens, Ellison, then an Army Special Forces officer, was the sole survivor of a helicopter crash in the jungles of Peru.