Definition of 'existence'
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It seems the existence of things should give us hope, possibly because they represent something beyond ourselves and our narrow concerns. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Because, as we all know, maths is as important to human existence as oxygen and without it we might as well curl up and die. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Painting was dying again and artists no longer expected to pursue the old bohemian ways of existence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The existence of such powers did not deprive such agreements of their utility. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The existence of life is an unfathomable reality. Christianity Today (2000)It is a weird existence when you live on your own. The Sun (2014)So he may have forgotten the existence of something called radio. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What can be more important than this for human existence? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Putting such a miserable existence behind you takes a lot of dedication. The Sun (2009)The exact length of the time limit is less important than the fact of its existence. Trauma and Recovery (1992)Its existence paves the way for possible obesity treatments. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She soon discovered it was not so much a life as an existence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But its very existence makes things harder. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Simple belief is not acceptable as evidence for the existence of something. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are a given of human existence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In some respects it was a miserable existence. The Sun (2015)The families of our soldiers also live a day-to-day existence. The Sun (2008)Yet little has been written about the foundations' existence or the power they wield. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some locals doubted his existence; others lived in fear of him. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When such reflexes persist past this age, it may signal the existence of some kind of neurological problem. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)His life was not the charmed existence that many may presume, and the struggles were at times overwhelming. CELEBRATING SECOMBE: A Tribute to Sir Harry Secombe (2002)In their letters and journals pioneer women mostly complained of being bone weary and about the difficulties of day-to-day existence. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)There is of course so much more help out there now as compared to the 1940s and 1950s when we had such a wretched existence. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'existence'
British English: existence NOUN
The existence of something is the fact that it is present in the world as a real thing.
...the existence of other galaxies.
Definition of existence from the Collins English Dictionary
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