Definitions of existing

  1.   existing in something specified; " depletion of the oxygen existing in the bloodstream"
  2.   presently existing; " the existing system"
  3.   having existence or being or actuality; " an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient"; " much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran"
  4.   Having being or life; actual.
  5.   of Exist

Quotes of existing

  1. Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others. – Ambrose Bierce
  2. You could be going to have supper with someone who happens to be male, and all of a sudden he is your boyfriend of nine months... and I am cheating on my existing boyfriend. – Caprice Bourret
  3. And so if your competitors aren't growing, if there isn't a competitive reason to grow, and you want focus and discipline to add customers to existing stores, you adjust your strategy. – Jim Cantalupo
  4. Second, we're spending a huge amount of money on technology so that everyone can check out laptops and portable phones. We're spending more money to write our existing information into databases or onto CD -ROM. – Jay Chiat
  5. The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing – Stephen Hawking
  6. They weren't immigrating to some existing society; indeed, they often did whatever they could do to destroy whatever existed here in the way of Indian society. – Samuel P. Huntington
  7. We have a lot of existing customers which are also considering Linux desktop migrations and rolling out some of these programs, so we're learning from them. – Miguel de Icaza
  8. This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it. – Abraham Lincoln
  9. The truth about Hamas and Islamic Jihad is that they don't prevent Israel from existing or even flourishing, they prevent Palestine from coming into existence. – Michael Medved
  10. Let me reassure that the Kingdom of Cambodia a country with independence, neutrality, peace, freedom, democracy and human rights as you all have seen, shall be existing with no end. – Hun Sen
  11. It's the same with visual arts, you have some really cool, wonderful striking images that make you think and then again you have wonderful striking images that just take you away from the existing world for a second. And I like the latter a bit more. – Ville Valo
  12. Thus lynch law held sway in the far West until civilization spread into the Territories and the orderly processes of law took its place. The emergency no longer existing lynching gradually disappeared from the West. – Ida B. Wells
  13. The existing principle of selfish interest and competition has been carried to its extreme point; and, in its progress, has isolated the heart of man, blunted the edge of his finest sensibilities, and annihilated all his most generous impulses and sympathies. – Francis Wright
  14. When not deeply engaged in creative activities, or numbed out by the TV, I felt empty. My heart hurt. I often felt hollow or as if I were some sort of wispy ghost, barely existing – Judith Wright
  15. All existing things are really one. We regard those that are beautiful and rare as valuable, and those that are ugly as foul and rotten The foul and rotten may come to be transformed into what is rare and valuable, and the rare and valuable into what is foul and rotten. – Zhuangzi

Usage examples for existing

  1. “ " It is no reason at all for existing and you know you have been very wicked. ” – Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough
  2. 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
  3. “ I mean their actually existing thoughts and feelings. ” – The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill
  4. “ 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
  5. 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
  6. “ 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
  7. In the helpless misery existing in France at this time, the Church saw its opportunity. ” – A Short History of France by Mary Platt Parmele
  8. “ I want to save the existing order. ” – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  9. “ 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
  10. She did not seem to care about anything whatever except her own manner of existing – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  11. This was the existing Fort. ” – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  12. 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
  13. Yes, there seems a warm friendship existing between them, though the captain must be the older by several years. ” – Grandmother Elsie by Martha Finley
  14. 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
  15. “ 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. The existing system was recognized as hopeless. ” – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  19. “ " 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
  20. 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

Idioms for existing