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bane of (one's) existence

The source or cause of one's misfortune, unhappiness, frustration, or anxiety, usually used hyperbolically. I swear, this project is the bane of my existence. I've been working on it for months and still haven't made any real progress! Jane has been constantly annoying me all week. She's been the bane of my very existence!
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charmed existence

A life characterized or seemingly protected by marked good fortune or luck, without (or rarely) encountering trouble, danger, or misfortune. Often preceded by the verbs "lead," "live," or "have." Celebrities seem to have a rather charmed existence, with everything handed to them on a silver platter. Other than minor colds, I've never been ill in my life. I guess I've just led a charmed existence.
See also: charmed, existence

have a charmed existence

To lead a life characterized or seemingly protected by marked good fortune or luck, without (or rarely) encountering trouble, danger, or misfortune. Celebrities seem to have a rather charmed existence, with everything handed to them on a silver platter. Other than minor colds, I've never been ill in my life. I guess I've just had a charmed existence.
See also: charmed, existence, have

lead a charmed existence

To lead a life characterized or seemingly protected by marked good fortune or luck, without (or rarely) encountering trouble, danger, or misfortune. Celebrities seem to lead a rather charmed existence, with everything handed to them on a silver platter. Other than minor colds, I've never been ill in my life. I guess I've just led a charmed existence.
See also: charmed, existence, lead

live a charmed existence

To lead a life characterized or seemingly protected by marked good fortune or luck, without (or rarely) encountering trouble, danger, or misfortune. Celebrities seem to live a rather charmed existence, with everything handed to them on a silver platter. Other than minor colds, I've never been ill in my life. I guess I've just lived a charmed existence.
See also: charmed, existence, live

come into existence

to begin existence; to begin to be. This country came into existence in the early part of the fifteenth century. When did this little town come into existence?
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in existence

now existing; currently and actually being. The tiger may not be in existence in a few decades. All the oil in existence will not last the world for another century.
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By means of this descent, the object of descent acquires its existence, essence and actuality, while God, by His bestowal of being, plays His part as its Originator and Creator.
It is not only man whose existence is full of indigence and need.
The unity and identity that the uniaxial relation has with the second term of the relation means that, like the relation itself, the second term also lacks an independent existence and is an adjunct of and dependent upon the first term for its reality.
This connection and bond is man's very existence and actualisation.
This means that the physical reality of corporeal objects in relation to their imaginal existence in the isthmus, as well as the imaginal and spiritual form of the same in relation to its being in the Divine Treasures and the jabarut, is new.
Fatir is the nominative noun of the Arabic root F-T-R, meaning the splitting or rending asunder of darkness by light and non-existence by existence.
The eighth characteristic of the descent to nature is that the object of descent does not have an independent existence of its own.
In a bilateral relation, the existence of the relation is dependent upon the pre-existence of its two terms.
The term "mode" emerges precisely with considerations of existence rather than of essence, or rather with considerations of the existential modulations of essence: one same essence has its naturally singular and material mode of existing in things, another intentional and immaterial mode of existing as a universal in the mind of a knower, and an eternal and exemplary mode of existing as a divine idea in the mind of the creator.
In the secunda pars of the Summa theologiae Aquinas offers "determination" as a synonym for "mode" in his division of the species of quality, specifying that the determinations at issue are determinations of existence.
For as long as a thing has existence it is necessary that God be present to it according to the mode in which it has existence [secundum modum quo esse habet].
The Thomistic concept of a mode of existing arises with an account of the multiplicity of being in terms of existence (esse).
When we then judge that the being exists in itself rather than in something else--that it is a substance--we judge concerning how it exists, that is, in what way it has existence.
9) Likewise in commenting on Metaphysics book 4, chapter 2, he reorganizes Aristotle's enumeration of senses of being according to four modes of existing: negations and privations, which have no existence except in the mind; generations, corruptions, and motions, which exist with an admixture of nonbeing; qualities, quantities, and properties, which have weak existence; and substances, which have a firm and solid existence.
It is crucial to see that Aquinas's reasoning in question 21, article I of the Quaestiones de veritate is analogical, that he outlines divisions in the order of essence as a propaedeutic to reasoning analogically about divisions in the order of existence.