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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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Recently Zhou in [13] by using concavity method obtained global nonexistence result for the quasi-linear parabolic equation
Thus, a child's severe mental retardation, experienced by the newborn through the provider's negligence, may not prove a state more harmful to the newborn than the newborn's alternative of nonexistence. In a phrase, the plaintiff cannot recover damages for a state brought about through the negligence of the defendant if the plaintiff is benefited rather than injured by the defendant's breach.
You must be one of the secretaries of nonexistence!"
To fund the "Realizing the Dream: Nonviolence or Nonexistence" program, Denny's donated 20 cents from the sale of each of its popular All-American Slam breakfast entrees to The King Center.
In proselytizing on behalf of Marxist revolution, Reich explained: "We do not discuss the existence or nonexistence of God--we merely eliminate the sexual repressions and dissolve the infantile ties to the parents....
"The all-events test is based on the existence or nonexistence of legal rights or obligations at the close of a particular accounting period ..." (Hallmark Cards, Inc., 90 TC 26, 34 (1988)).
We risk building into nonexistence the important links in a green structure which are needed to build a city based upon ecological principles."
GWYNFOR EVANS wrote in 1975: ``It is essential for Welsh political health to establish the fact of the nonexistence of the allied British nation.
But too many times the author uses phrases like "more correct" (as if matters of ornamentation were not endlessly debatable) and tends to impart too much significance to the musical text (in the spirit of our age, which tends to overemphasize the role of the Urtext), interpreting every nonexistence of a slur as prima facie evidence that the passage in question could not possibly be played legato.
It is either nonviolence or nonexistence. And the alternative to disarmament, the alternative to a greater suspension of nuclear tests, the alternative to strengthening the United Nations and thereby disarming the whole world, may well be a civilization plunged into the abyss of annihilation, and our earthly habitat would be transformed into an Inferno that even the mind of Dante could not imagine."
He summed it up in his prophecy for the rest of human history: "Nonviolence or nonexistence." King knew humankind had passed beyond the imaginable limits of violence at Hiroshima.