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
If you’re looking to upgrade your existing machine, you can usually find options that are easy to install yourself.
These differences exist even as about 2 in 3 Americans, including clear majorities across partisan lines, say the United States should play an active role in the world.Poll: Sharp partisan differences now exist on foreign policy, views of American exceptionalism | Dan Balz, Scott Clement | September 17, 2020 | Washington Post
They can’t figure out how they are going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system.Trump’s most popular YouTube ad is a stew of manipulated video | Glenn Kessler, Meg Kelly | September 17, 2020 | Washington Post
Both fine smoke particles and the coronavirus can be captured by a class of air filters known as MERV-13, which can be installed in many existing heating and air conditioning systems.Wildfire smoke and COVID-19 are a one-two punch for indoor air quality across the U.S. | dzanemorris | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
Trainor said that while voting by mail has existed for many decades, “this wholesale of just mailing out ballots to anybody and everybody — I think is going to cause mass confusion as we get towards Election Day.”Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust Trump | Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner | September 16, 2020 | Washington Post
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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