Existence

Ex*ist"ence

(?), n. [Cf. F. existence.] 1. The state of existing or being; actual possession of being; continuance in being; as, the existence of body and of soul in union; the separate existence of the soul; immortal existence.
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The main object of our existence.
Lubbock.
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2. Continued or repeated manifestation; occurrence, as of events of any kind; as, the existence of a calamity or of a state of war.
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The existence therefore, of a phenomenon, is but another word for its being perceived, or for the inferred possibility of perceiving it.
J. S. Mill.
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3. That which exists; a being; a creature; an entity; as, living existences.
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