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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of exist.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But (c) there are also Real Propositions, whose predicates do not mean the same as their subjects, and whose import consists in affirming or denying one of five different kinds of matter of fact: (1) That the subject exists, or does not; as if we say _The bison exists_, _The great auk is extinct_.

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • ˜exists™ (and not ˜does not exist™); and what would be asserted is that it is not the case that Socrates exists.

    Existence

  • The term exists as a sort of benchmark in fields ranging from politics to athletics.

    The Best American Poetry 2010

  • - I think an intuitive knowledge may be obtained of this by any one that shall attend to what is meant by the term exists, when applied to sensible things.

    A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, by George Berkeley

  • In the minds of the industry, the title exists solely to cajole readers into buying it.

    Author! Author! » 2006 » September

  • The term exists since antiquity; the concept however,

    MIMESIS

  • I'm imagining too much un-podcast-able fun was had by allif such a word exists. wangokid 17 February 2011 10:47PM pichs0407 17 February 2011 10:53PM

    The Guardian World News

  • Let's assume, for a moment, that the tag exists as usual.

    NY Daily News

  • There's been no official announcement from Eidos, but we know the title exists thanks to a rating (15) popping up for it on the

    SPOnG.com

  • Antinfernal? deliberate ignorance the term exists; the dictionary does not yet include it proven wrong, a refusal to admit it mulism; heel-digger? cf. mulish.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

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  • Then there is that certain feeling you get in the pit of your stomach on a bad Monday morning, with the accompanying question "Why bother?". Surely evidence that uselessness has an extra-Wordie existence.

    December 30, 2007

  • "A set of rules I try to use for adding words to the site. Details for each rule are found in the first comment."

    As no comments had been made and this is now the first comment, I declare that uselessness does not exist. Certain ghosts of his presence exist, granted :->

    December 30, 2007