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Example sentences containing 'exist'

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This could be done by building another viaduct alongside the existing one. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All planned cycle lanes should be halted and existing ones torn up. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Normally a prospective member needs to be supported by four existing members to be considered. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Apprenticeships in the creative and cultural industries barely existed a decade ago. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Making a success of Brexit involves both forging new links and strengthening existing ones. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I am afraid that no such outcome exists that will benefit either side. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They could often only be justified as part of a new hospital, rather than an addition to an existing one. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Today these restraints barely exist. The Sun (2016)This one only exists thanks to the Sultan's love of music. The Sun (2016)That one exists just like ET. The Sun (2016)Most can barely exist to the end of the month. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Will the new model be as well received as the existing one? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Existing members just need to visit the website. The Sun (2013)What benefits exist to support a healthy workforce? Times, Sunday Times (2007)This new section exists because the world has turned digital. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We have looked at social problems and services mainly as they exist at the present. Brown, Muriel & Payne Sarah Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)It would certainly make a great deal more sense than the existing one. Rutherford, Ward Celtic Mythology (1987)Not all existing benefits will be wrapped up into it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The world that had existed for a whole year really disappeared. Greeley, Andrew M. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)Are the inhabitants of the past just as real as anything that exists in the present? The Times Literary Supplement (2010)It is different because it exists for one sole purpose. The Sun (2014)The business world would not exist without these people. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The system is so ridiculously simple you will be wondering why it does not exist where you live. The Sun (2013)But right now they barely exist. Salkie, Raphael The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)No such plans exist at present. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Twenty years ago, they barely existed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You must give an existing member 's name to prove that you can be trusted. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The hosts' continuity of play barely existed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Yet the existing studies live in constant fear of being wound up, and are always a grant application away from closure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You'll merely exist, not live. Kiam, Victor Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)We want a place where we don't just exist - we live. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

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Translations for 'exist'

British English: exist /ɪɡˈzɪst/ VERB
If something exists, it is present in the world as a real thing.
He thought that if he couldn't see something, it didn't exist.
  • American English: exist
  • Arabic: يوجدُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: existir
  • Chinese: 存在
  • Croatian: postojati
  • Czech: existovat
  • Danish: eksistere
  • Dutch: bestaan
  • European Spanish: existir
  • Finnish: olla olemassa
  • French: exister
  • German: existieren
  • Greek: υπάρχω
  • Italian: esistere
  • Japanese: 存在する
  • Korean: 존재하다
  • Norwegian: eksistere
  • Polish: zaistnieć
  • European Portuguese: existir
  • Romanian: a exista
  • Russian: существовать
  • Latin American Spanish: existir
  • Swedish: existera
  • Thai: มีอยู่จริง
  • Turkish: var olmak
  • Ukrainian: існувати
  • Vietnamese: tồn tại

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