verb (used without object)
Origin of exist
Related formsex·ist·er, nounnon·ex·ist·ing, adjectiveun·ex·ist·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for existed
Another rumor that has existed since before The Empire Strikes Back was released.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Make no mistake: The technology exists—has existed for a long while—to stop this from happening.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014|Clive Irving|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What was not so well known was that there also existed an archive of color images from the war, the result of then new technology.
And any semblance of normality that had previously existed seemed to have evaporated.
And also we were introducing a whole team of characters that had not yet existed in the Marvel Universe.The Leaner, Meaner Season 2 of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’|Jason Lynch|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All the epochs that have existed since God first formed the world are mine to play with!
Scarcely a religious system has existed that has not worked effectively and proved true for someone.First and Last Things|H. G. Wells
There existed in his victory a remnant of defiance and of combat.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
So much for the negative evidence that any such genuine document as the alleged Charter of 7th December 1639 had ever existed.
Thus perished one of the greatest scoundrels and one of the vilest curs which ever existed.Snarley-yow|Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for existed
- 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