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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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In April 2018, Branch 41 of the Regional Trial Court of Manila also sentenced Robis to suffer imprisonment for a maximum period of 10 years for the same falsified financial statement that declared nonexistent deposit accounts.
We're lacking roads; detours are everywhere: bridges are falling; bureaucracy is rising; asphalt is disappearing; and traffic signals are nonexistent or so hidden as to be invisible.
Profits were slim or nonexistent, and investment dollars were just as hard to come by.
Although 30 years of research have pointed to a link between birth control pill use and the risk of stroke, the association is "tenuous at best and perhaps nonexistent," according to a meta-analysis including 36 studies.
In such schemes, the products or services eventually become substandard, overpriced or nonexistent, which brings up one big problem with purchasing agents who receive kickbacks: They're hardly in a position to complain.
In the wake of Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" during the Super Bowl's half-time show, the Federal Communications Commission, charged with protecting that nonexistent abstraction, "the public interest," is working hand-in-fist with Congress to increase its fines against broadcasters of "offensive" programming.
An administration that was panicked about Iraq's virtually nonexistent nuclear programs is blase as North Korea reprocesses plutonium, enriches uranium, and gets set to produce up to 200 atomic weapons by 2010.
We discuss their interpretation under the following three statistical models: nonexistent laboratory-effects model, random laboratory-effects model, and systematic laboratory-effects model.
Somewhat surprisingly, Chris Hobson also continues the now-defunct legend of the Cunningham-Driscoll confrontation with top North Vietnamese ace "Colonel Tomb." This story of the nonexistent ace has been pretty well debunked by the North Vietnamese themselves.
Youngsters today believe they can do what they want and, due to the nonexistent law enforcement and a large percentage of nonexistent parental control, they can!
Nevertheless, childhood illnesses were virtually nonexistent, and there had never been a single case of TB in the village.