in existence; still existing; not destroyed or lost: There are only three extant copies of the document.
Archaic. standing out; protruding.
- non·ex·tant, adjective
- extant , extent
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How to use extant in a sentence
Thermal Beach Club also promised to support the strangely extant surf club at Desert Mirage High School.Postcard From Thermal: Surviving the Climate Gap in Eastern Coachella Valley | by Elizabeth Weil and Mauricio Rodríguez Pons | August 17, 2021 | ProPublica
Jefferson was an eager champion of the arch as a symbol of the nation’s grandeur, but even in this early rendering — the first extant painting of the bridge — you detect the range of its symbolic ambiguity.Rekindling the wonder of Natural Bridge, once a testament to American grandeur | Philip Kennicott | June 17, 2021 | Washington Post
Finding extant life to determine its nature will require drilling down hundreds of meters to reach underground water where life might still thrive, bringing up samples, culturing them, and subjecting them to analysis.The Profound Potential of Elon Musk’s New Rocket - Issue 100: Outsiders | Robert Zubrin | May 12, 2021 | Nautilus
Unlike most films in the Disney princess pantheon, Raya’s story isn’t taken from any extant cultural source, but comes from the brain of veteran Disney director Bradley Raymond, known mainly for directing sequels like Lion King 3 and Pocahontas 2.Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon is a sumptuous fantasy — but it makes a mess of Southeast Asian culture | Aja Romano | March 5, 2021 | Vox
As a result, the newly described fossil “fills a gap between the Nile crocodile in Africa and the four extant American species,” Delfino says.An ancient skull hints crocodiles swam from Africa to the Americas | Carolyn Wilke | July 23, 2020 | Science News
In London it is located in the Duveen Gallery where half the extant marbles sit under white light as if in a morgue.Britain Has Lost Its Marbles: Elgin Loan Will Appease Putin | Geoffrey Robertson | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In fact, Lau believes that cases of sexual assault do not belong in a university, but in the extant legal and judicial systems.Is UMass-Amherst Biased Against Male Students in Title IX Assault Cases? | Emily Shire | August 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Alas, CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler has already said that if extant is a hit like Dome, it will return next year.
Today,” Deptula said, “the Russians have an extant significant advantage in their surface to air capabilities.
The extant issues are numerous but at least we know what they are.Hopes for Religion in 2014 Include Tolerance, More Women, Less Politics | Joshua DuBois | December 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Norumbegam illi nobis nescio quam, vrbsque & castella nominant, quorum hodie ne vmbra quidem aut ipsa vox extant.
Double purfled violins seem never to have left his hands, as none appear to be extant and no mention is made of any.Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick
These four instruments are considered by most of the virtuosi, to be probably the finest examples extant of this great master.Violins and Violin Makers | Joseph Pearce
So easy am I in my mind that I have not even sent down to my office to see if the papers are still extant.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
Over one hundred panegyrics of various saints written by St. Augustine are still extant.Mary, Help of Christians | Various
British Dictionary definitions for extant
still in existence; surviving
archaic standing out; protruding
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