ex·is·tence noun \ig-ˈzis-tən(t)s\
a obsolete : reality as opposed to appearance
b : reality as presented in experience
c (1) : the totality of existent things (2) : a particular being <all the fair existences of heaven — John Keats>
d : sentient or living being : life
a : the state or fact of having being especially independently of human consciousness and as contrasted with nonexistence <the existence of other worlds>
b : the manner of being that is common to every mode of being
c : being with respect to a limiting condition or under a particular aspect
: actual or present occurrence <existence of a state of war>
Examples of EXISTENCE
- She began to doubt the existence of God.
- <the existence of UFO's is something that people continue to argue about>
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