verb (used without object)
- existence theorem,
- existential psychology
Origin of exist
Examples from the Web for exists
But the ads are not just intended to remind the Google-curious that Paul exists and is thinking about running for president.
The lawless law enforcement in eastern Ukraine exists somewhere between Soviet rule and vigilante justice.
It exists only in his memory, so he retreats into the confines of his mind.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is no evidence that airborne Ebola exists anywhere outside of fear-mongering headlines.George Will, Fox News, and the Beginning of an Ebola Conspiracy|Russell Saunders|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am sure that this spirit of defending the roots of the same tribes also exists in you and the Turkish people.Dear Turkish PM: It’s Time to Act to Save Kobani’s Kurds|Bahman Ghobani|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It constitutes neither the being nor the quality of the (being) in which it exists.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
We are told that it exists; and when our curiosity has been thus aroused we are told that it is not worth while to produce it.The Love Affairs of Lord Byron|Francis Henry Gribble
This collaboration attests to the splendid cooperative spirit that exists among scientists.A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds.|George H. Lowery.
But the Peace has revealed to us that it exists in every people, every one.The Fruits of Victory|Norman Angell
This line of conduct is dictated by the difference which exists between a man and a woman.Her Royal Highness Woman|Max O'Rell
- 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
Word Origin for exist
c.1600, from French exister (17c.), from Latin existere/exsistere "to step out, stand forth, emerge, appear; exist, be" (see existence). "The late appearance of the word is remarkable" [OED]. Related: Existed; existing.