verb (used without object)
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Origin of exist
OTHER WORDS FROM existex·ist·er, nounnon·ex·ist·ing, adjectiveun·ex·ist·ing, adjective
How to use exist in a sentence
The technology can be retrofitted into existing older diesel engines or applied to new engines that have yet to be installed in trucks or used in other industrial applications.ClearFlame Engine Technologies takes aim at cleaning up diesel engines|Kirsten Korosec|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
Rather, the Unicef guidelines are meant to complement these existing themes and tailor them to children.Why kids need special protection from AI’s influence|Karen Hao|September 17, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Of course, the effectiveness of that strategy matters more than the fact that it exists in the first place.Forage, formerly InsideSherpa, raises $9.3 million Series A for virtual work experiences|Natasha Mascarenhas|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
Facebook’s existing recidivism policy was meant to prevent people from creating new groups similar to those that were banned for violating its community standards.Facebook tries to clean up Groups with new policies|Sarah Perez|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
Enter Washington, Moscow and Brussels — all claiming to play peacemaker, but each actually looking to either carve out a new arena of influence, or defend existing ones.Butterfly Effect: The Next U.S.-Russia Conflict Theater Could be the Mediterranean|Charu Kasturi|September 17, 2020|Ozy
But the ads are not just intended to remind the Google-curious that Paul exists and is thinking about running for president.
The technology exists to keep us from ever losing a commercial airliner over open seas ever again.
Make no mistake: The technology exists—has existed for a long while—to stop this from happening.
Roth responded to the criticism by saying that “Americans do not even know that this country exists.”When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lawless law enforcement in eastern Ukraine exists somewhere between Soviet rule and vigilante justice.
The church has lately been much enlarged, and the long-standing rebuke no more exists.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Recollective Synthesis or Thoughtive Unification is used where no relation exists.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
When diarrhea exists, the color may be red, even if the source of the blood is high up.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
In Brazil, the slave-trade exists in full force; in Cuba, it is unmitigated in its extent and horrors.
Etiquette exists in some form in all countries, has existed and will exist in all ages.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for exist
- 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