to have actual being; be: The world exists, whether you like it or not.
to have life or animation; live.
- ex·ist·er, noun
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How to use exist in a sentence
What conflicts do exist between them derive from misunderstanding and accident.
But in a television landscape still so afraid of showing kids that LGBT people exist, it still feels like a missed opportunity.Yep, Korra and Asami Went in the Spirit Portal and Probably Kissed | Melissa Leon | December 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
While it does service the community, it also gives them a place to call home and exist without any stigmas from the outside world.
Both projects only exist because internet.org enables users to access info via the Internet for free.
They have pushed into just about every other corner of the Caribbean and Central America where airports exist.
When I can cease to remember that the sun shines, that I exist—then, perhaps, I may forget you; but not till then.
Let us imitate the example of the Great Powers; they cannot exist alone, however strong and great they may be.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Since “extremes” are words with no relation between them, Analysis cannot find what does not exist.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The fleet cannot see itself wiped out by degrees; and yet, without the fleet, how are we soldiers to exist?Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
In such undertakings the State must first be founded, without which the Church cannot exist, as I have said before.
British Dictionary definitions for exist
to have being or reality; to be
to eke out a living; stay alive; survive: I can barely exist on this wage
to be living; live
to be present under specified conditions or in a specified place: sharks exist in the Pacific
to be actual rather than merely possible
to be a member of the domain of some theory, an element of some possible world, etc
to have contingent being while free, responsible, and aware of one's situation
- existing, adjective
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