- have objective reality or being；occur or be found, especially in a particular place or situation
verb: exist, 3rd person present: exists, gerund or present participle: existing, past tense: existed, past participle: existed
- 1. have objective reality or being:
dossiers existed on almost everyone of prominence
there existed no organization to cope with espionage
- 2. occur or be found, especially in a particular place or situation:
two conflicting stereotypes of housework exist in popular thinking
- 3. live, especially under adverse conditions:
a minority of people exist on unemployment benefit alone
how am I going to exist without you?
v. exist at or from an earlier time:
the statute does no more than restore what pre-existed
the affair brought to the fore class tensions that pre-existed in the community
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- v.have objective reality or being:
- there existed no organization to cope with espionage
remains of these baths still exist on the south side of the Pantheon
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