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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exist  \Ex*ist"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Existed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Existing}.]  [L.  existere,  exsistere  to  step  out  or  forth, 
  emerge,  appear,  exist;  ex  out  +  sistere  to  cause  to  stand  to 
  set  put  place  stand  still  fr  stare  to  stand:  cf  F. 
  exister.  See  {Stand}.] 
  1.  To  be  as  a  fact  and  not  as  a  mode;  to  have  an  actual  or 
  real  being  whether  material  or  spiritual. 
 
  Who  now  alas!  no  more  is  missed  Than  if  he  never 
  did  exist.  --Swift. 
 
  To  conceive  the  world  .  .  .  to  have  existed  from 
  eternity.  --South. 
 
  2.  To  be  manifest  in  any  manner;  to  continue  to  be  as  great 
  evils  existed  in  his  reign. 
 
  3.  To  live;  to  have  life  or  the  functions  of  vitality;  as 
  men  can  not  exist  water,  nor  fishes  on  land. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Be}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exist 
  v  1:  have  an  existence,  be  extant;  "Is  there  a  God?"  [syn:  {be}] 
  2:  stay  alive;  survive;  "he  could  barely  exist  on  such  a  low 
  wage"  [syn:  {survive},  {live},  {subsist}] 




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