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existence

(ĭg-zĭs′təns)
n.
1. The fact or state of existing; being.
2. The fact or state of continued being; life: our brief existence on Earth.
3.
a. All that exists: sang the beauty of all existence.
b. A thing that exists; an entity.
4. A mode or manner of existing: scratched out a meager existence.
5. Specific presence; occurrence: The Geiger counter indicated the existence of radioactivity.
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The absense of reserve Carl Wilkinson with a knee injury was always going to hit them hard, but the remainder of the team were simply unable to live up the the stanndard they set themselves earlier in the year.
Many thought it was a jibe at Ms Streep, who was absense from the ceremony due to flu, but apparently it was actually a reference to the film First Wives club.
By way of this decision, the judges are tightening their hold on administrative detainees, which, due to the absense of concrete evidence, the inability of the detainee to defend himself in court and the unlimited renewal of his/her detention term, constitutes a full negation of liberties and human freedom.
Winters says the rating actions have had a "chilling effect on our ability to grow" but "growth in the absense of profit is the wrong strategy."
It would be too simplistic to suggest that Olsson's absense means a defeat or that his presence guarantees points on the board.
Chad Barrett, who was the Galaxy's second leading scorer behind Donovan, is out injured and Magee should have even more attacking licence in his absense.
Dire special effects and the total absense of any real humour make this tale of a zookeeper getting dating advice from his animals painful to watch.
The proposal was put on the ballot prior to Apple's announcement Steve Jobs' indefinite leave of absense.
At the russian Eurobond market things also were kind of calm against the background of absense of important stats, and Russia 30 sovereign loan was drifting near the level of 119.40.
The recent absense of home internationals and the Auld Enemy derby means that only a quirk of international games has thrown the two nations together - Euro 96 and the playoffs for Euro 2000 being the notable examples.
For some apartment communities, it's a pool, a fitness center or proximity to public transportation, but at Ventura Lofts in Houston, the most popular amenity is the absense of community clutter--namely, wide, open spaces.
The legislation should stipulate who will replace the chair in her absense,\" he said.