A Dictionary of the English Language
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Existent

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Exi'stent. adj. [from exist.] In being; in possession of being or of existence.

Whatsoever sign the sun possessed, whole recess or vicinity defineth the quarters of the year, those seasons were actually existent. Brown's Vulgar Errours, b. vi. c. 2.

The eyes and minds are fastened on objects which have no real being, as if they were truly existent. Dryden.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204) · Dryden, John (788)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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