• The pewter spoon handle at the top, unearthed at Jamestown, is the oldest dated piece of American pewter in existence. It was made by Joseph Copeland of Chuckatuck, Va., in 1675. The spoon on the bottom is a conjectural restoration of Copeland’s specimen
    The pewter spoon handle at the top, unearthed at Jamestown, is the oldest dated piece of American pewter in existence. It was made by Joseph Copeland of Chuckatuck, Va., in 1675. The spoon on the bottom is a conjectural restoration of Copeland’s specimen
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v exist have an existence, be extant "Is there a God?"
    • v exist support oneself "he could barely exist on such a low wage","Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?","Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There was one U.S. state that no longer exists. In 1784 the U.S. had a state called Franklin, named after Benjamin Franklin. But four years later, it was incorporated into Tennessee.
    • Exist To be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or real being, whether material or spiritual. "Who now, alas! no more is missed
      Than if he never did exist ."
      "To conceive the world . . . to have existed from eternity."
    • Exist To be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, great evils existed in his reign.
    • Exist To live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as, men can not exist in water, nor fishes on land.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Of all known forms of animals life ever to inhabit the Earth, only about 10 percent still exist today.
    • exist To have actual being of any kind; actually be at a certain moment or throughout a certain period of time.
    • exist Hence To live; continue to have life or animation: as, men cannot exist without air, nor fishes without water.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The oldest living thing in existence is not a giant redwood, but a bristlecone pine in the White Mountains of California, dated to be aged 4,600 years old.
    • v.i Exist egz-ist′ to have an actual being: to live: to continue to be
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  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart.”
  • Blaise Pascal
    “The war existing between the senses and reason.”
  • Marcus Aurelius
    “Men exist for the sake of one another.”
  • Albert Camus
    “In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist.”
  • Sisters Of Mercy
    Sisters Of Mercy
    “I don't exist when you don't see me.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. existere, exsistere, to step out or forth, emerge, appear, exist; ex, out + sistere, to cause to stand, to set, put, place, stand still, fr. stare, to stand: cf. F. exister,. See Stand
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. existĕre, exsistĕreex, out, sistĕre, to make to stand.


In literature:

Had United Italy come into existence with the support of the Papacy, or in despite of it?
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
If only their national existence was sure, then also was their existence as a covenant-people.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2" by Ernst Hengstenberg
The struggle for existence develops the individual and the race.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
By cause of itself, I understand that, whose essence involves existence; or that, whose nature cannot be conceived unless existing.
"The Philosophy of Spinoza" by Baruch de Spinoza
To divinities whose existence he denied, the philosopher ceased to pray.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
To even assert its existence, is to question the existence of a universe, under the reign of justice, law and order.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
The science of religion deals essentially with the one fact that religion has existed and does exist.
"An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion" by Frank Byron Jevons
To the idea of perfection existence is a first essential, since a non-existent being is of necessity imperfect.
"Landmarks of Scientific Socialism" by Friedrich Engels
He waved everything of that sort clean out of existence.
"Command" by William McFee
They ought to have known that cambions scarcely exist out of Germany.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
What an infinite fulness of existence is the world!
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Although the latter may extend over thousands of years, we have no means of proving its existence by direct evidence.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
That the idea of God involves existence, proves only that God, if he exists at all, exists by the necessity of his being.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Everything that exists, exists for itself alone.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
These are ones completely existing in having been existing and are completely existing in being existing.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
Empty space is an existent non-existence.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
Matter alone exists, because matter alone manifests its existence.
"The Progressionists, and Angela." by Conrad von Bolanden
The latter make the existence of the former almost impossible.
"The Modern Woman's Rights Movement" by Kaethe Schirmacher
Mill places it first in his category of existing evils.
"Socialism and Democracy in Europe" by Samuel P. Orth
How can it be supposed that this force exists when you are dead?
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

In poetry:

Forgive me, forgiver,
Whether you be infinite omniscient
Or some unnoticed other
My existence has hurt.
"Confessions" by Kathleen Raine
Behind the form is the ideal,
Forever high, forever true;
Behind the false exists the real,
Known only to the favored few.
"Leo" by John Lawson Stoddard
Existence seems a summer eve,
Warm, soft, and full of peace;
Our free, unfettered feelings give
The soul its full release.
"Winter Stores" by Charlotte Bronte
Thou giv'st the word: Thy creature, man,
Is to existence brought;
Again Thou say'st, "Ye sons of men,
Return ye into nought!"
"The First Six Verses Of The Ninetieth Psalm Versified" by Robert Burns
And teach the world this truthful lore,
That Greater still must reign,
Or Weaker must exist on earth
And pass to dust in vain!"
"Napoleon" by James Avis Bartley
Above, below, and all around,
Existence rises at thy call,
And, wrapt in mystery profound,
Thy works proclaim thee, Lord of all.
"The Lot Of Thousands" by Joanna Baillie

In news:

Qualification is a process by which a new technology or an existing technology used in a new context is validated.
Herbicide options for burndown of existing weeds prior to planting of no-till wheat include glyphosate, Gramoxone, Sharpen and dicamba.
Several clean air activist groups exist in North America to educate people about the dangers of smoke.
Do Gadget Allergies Really Exist.
Nowadays, if you're not on Facebook, it's possible you don't actually exist.
O kay, so the three-martini lunch may exist these days only on Mad Men.
The NAACP turns 100 today-- but if it ceased to exist tomorrow, would it have a significant effect on black America.
Opportunities Exist For Those With Long-Term Outlook.
The grant will fund an update to the existing Chinook Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan to incorporate the entire 86 miles of the byway .
A court can approve fees for legal work even if the plaintiff's attorney pursued one or more claims that were abandoned, provided that a non-frivolous basis existed to pursue those claims.
The new recording option and improved DNR will be standard features on all GY-HM700 camcorders moving forward, and are available as a free download for existing customers.
As I read through another self-righteously indignant news release from NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr, it struck me that the NHL's players and the equally self-righteous and indignant owners truly exist in a kind of bubble.
Sales of the iPad mini could cannibalize up to 1 million existing iPad sales during the quarter, but the smaller tablet is also a big opportunity for Apple to expand its userbase, according to recent analyst report.
Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco - will need no more impetus to see his new film other than the knowledge it exists.
The death penalty in America has had a roller-coaster existence over the past four centuries.

In science:

On the other hand, if there exists some d > 0 such that Q(πd ) 6= Q(π) then there exists a smallest such d, and by Lemma 5 this d lies in D.
On the existence of absolutely simple abelian varieties of a given dimension over an arbitrary field
Now we apply the local existence Theorem 2.1 and the above bound to get global existence.
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
A well known result of Aronsza jn is the existence of an Aronsza jn tree on ℵ1 , i.e. there exist an ω1−tree with no uncountable branch.
On the consistency of the definable tree property on \aleph_1
The existence of a sequence of Kirby moves corresponds to the existence of a diffeomorphism between 3-manifolds, and this seems to be algorithmically unsolvable in terms of the data given.
Dual 2-complexes in 4-manifolds
For the some-layers case the proof of Theorem 6.3 does not work, as the folds v0 and v1 can be made in opposite directions, and so a folding exists whether or not a partition exists.
When Can You Fold a Map?
However, the version of the (half ) existence theorem (4.1) in [Ln8] (see also [DE2]) does not provide a true existence theorem for the purpose of classification of simple nuclear C ∗ -algebras with tracial topological rank zero.
Classification of simple $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank zero
A strong test of the existence of bosonic M theory is the existence of a conformal fixed point with SO(24) symmetry at least in the N → ∞ limit.
Bosonic M Theory
First, in order for this argument to be correct, it is necessary that there exists a well-defined theory with the properties expected of M-theory, and that there exist a well-defined IIA string theory which arises as the compactification of M-theory.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Since SX Y satisfying (w∗) is known to exist by Theorem 1, we have proved the existence of a finite set satisfying (∗)).
Discrete versions of the Beckman-Quarles theorem from the definability results of Raphael M. Robinson
Since CKLM N satisfying (w⋄) is known to exist by Theorem 1, we have proved the existence of a finite set satisfying (⋄)).
Discrete versions of the Beckman-Quarles theorem from the definability results of Raphael M. Robinson
Regrettably LEP produced no evidence whatsoever for the existence of such particles and their existence is expected to be confirmed or negated by the next generation of hadron colliders.
Prototype Graphs for radiative Corrections to Polarized Chargino or Neutralino Production in Electron-Positron Annihilation
Suppose that there exists x0 ∈ A such that for every vertex y ∈ A there exists an injective map γy : A → A such that (i) γy (x0 ) = y and (ii) for any w, z ∈ A, (w, z) ∈ E (A) implies (γy (w), γy (z)) ∈ E (A).
Classification on the average of random walks
If there exists some j ∈ N0 such that for each relatively compact open set V ⊆ X there exists a representative (ˆgε )ε of ˆg as in 3.1 (iii) such that the index of each ˆgε equals j we cal l j the index of ˆg.
Generalized pseudo-Riemannian geometry
The existence of phase probability density for any phase wave function, the existence of interference effects, and the natural phase shift covariance are those simple conditions.
The phase representation of covariant phase observables
For ω ∈ Ω, we write x ↔ y if there exists an open path connecting the vertices x and y , and x ↔ A if there exists y ∈ A such that x ↔ y .
Rigidity of the interface for percolation and random-cluster models