I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

I. EXISTENCE

1. BEING, IN THE ABSTRACT

Existence.

[Antonyms: inexistence.]

[Nouns] existence, being, entity, ens, esse, subsistence

reality, actuality; positiveness; fact, matter of fact, sober reality; truth [more]; actual existence.

presence (existence in space) [more]; coexistence [more].

stubborn fact, hard fact; not a dream [more]; no joke.

center of life, essence, inmost nature, inner reality, vital principle [science of existence], ontology.

[Verbs] exist, be; have being; subsist, live, breathe, stand, obtain, be the case; occur (event) [more]; have place, prevail; find oneself, pass the time, vegetate.

consist in, lie in; be comprised in, be contained in, be constituted by.

come into existence; arise (begin) [more]; come forth (appear) [more].

become (be converted) [more]; bring into existence [more].

abide, continue, endure, last, remain, stay.

[Adjectives] existing existent, under the sun; in existence; extant; afloat, afoot, current, prevalent; undestroyed.

real, actual, positive, absolute; true [more]; substantial, substantive; self-existing, self-existent; essential.

well-founded, well-grounded; unideal, unimagined; not potential [more]; authentic.

[Adverbs] actually; in fact, in point of fact, in reality; indeed; de facto, ipso facto.

[Phrases] ens rationis; ergo sum cogito ["I think therefore I am" (Latin)]; "thinkest thou existence doth depend on time?" [Byron].

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