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    "to survive"

    "Iím not bitter,Ē she told us, "just clearer than Iíve ever been that I donít need to be married to survive or even to be happy. Iím doing fine, thank you.Ē Still, you have to wonder.
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    Does to survive in the given context mean "to manage to deal with something difficult," please?
    Definition#3:survive - definition. American English definition of survive by Macmillan Dictionary

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    Re: "to survive"

    No, I think just "to stay alive" is what is meant. Like you need oxygen to survive.

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    Re: "to survive"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Does to survive in the given context mean "to manage to deal with something difficult," please?
    Definition#3:survive - definition. American English definition of survive by Macmillan Dictionary
    It is difficult for me to equate marriage with oxygen.

    In this use, I think "survive" means to endure despite hardships, to carry on, to make it financially and emotionally.

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