"Because then I should be sure of not being eaten alive!"
It was going to get him eaten alive if he didn't find safety soon.
Now we're back to this where we eat each other alive.
"And maybe then we can sit out here without being eaten alive."
Everybody else must have eaten each other alive after the first month in space.
He was all but eaten alive with a need to get out of here.
But if ever he had seen a man being eaten alive before his eyes.
"It sounds as if the car is being eaten alive!"
"Part of me wants to sit back and watch you get eaten alive."
He often stopped to think things over, and you can get eaten alive doing that.