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The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
George Eliot
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From Old French existence, from Late Latin existentem (present participle of existere).

Noun

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existence

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s

existence (s)
  1. The state of being, existing, or occurring.
    Most people doubt the existence of the Loch Ness monster.
  2. empirical reality; the substance of the physical universe Dictionary of Philosophy; 1968 Cec 09:45, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

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French

Etymology

From Late Latin existentia.

Pronunciation

Noun

existence f. (plural existences)

  1. existence

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