Usage examples for existing

  1. It seemed impossible, under existing law, to punish him, for his case did not seem to fall within the class of contempts for which it provided. – Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by Stephen Field; George C. Gorham
  2. I mean their actually existing thoughts and feelings. – The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill
  3. I have asked many of the members this question, 'Do you think that the reports and letters which have been published respecting your Association, have been so written as to leave a correct impression of your real existing condition on the mind of the reader? – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  4. I imagine it is the highest existing palm in Italy, and am glad to have taken a likeness of it, ere it shall have been cut down like the rest of its fellows. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  5. From these considerations the truth of the proposition is evident, that the changes of state with men differ from those with women; since men from creation are forms of knowledge, intelligence and wisdom, and women are forms of the love of those principles as existing with men. – The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg
  6. Yes, there seems a warm friendship existing between them, though the captain must be the older by several years. – Grandmother Elsie by Martha Finley
  7. It would command far greater confidence if it were responsible to an Irish Parliament; but Irishmen are sensible enough to perceive that as long as the Union lasts, everyone is interested in making the existing system work smoothly and well. – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  8. 9656. Have you had experience as to the relations existing between proprietors of land and fish- merchants in Shetland? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. I want to save the existing order. – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  10. If the owner has imposed no terms on him, then he has the implied authority usually existing in such cases. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  11. She did not seem to care about anything whatever except her own manner of existing – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  12. When we learned the fact of such an impression existing in this country, we endeavored to correct it. – History and Ecclesiastical Relations of the Churches of the Presbyterial Order at Amoy, China by J. V. N. Talmage
  13. " It is no reason at all for existing and you know you have been very wicked. – Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough
  14. As the order of things now existing has come into being, so it must one day perish. – The Roman Poets of the Republic by W. Y. Sellar
  15. This was the existing Fort. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  16. " I can't imagine, unless there is some sort of an arrangement existing between him and the Confederate authorities at New Orleans," replied Rodney. – Rodney The Partisan by Harry Castlemon
  17. In the helpless misery existing in France at this time, the Church saw its opportunity. – A Short History of France by Mary Platt Parmele
  18. The existing system was recognized as hopeless. – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  19. I can tell you what it is, Corny; the existing power is always an important power since we all think more of the present time, than of the future. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  20. It is certainly not always necessary that the whole existing difference should be pointed out. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg