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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 appear or arise; to begin to exist. This company only came into existence through the hard work of my talented staff. The newly captured images are helping scientists to understand how some stars come into existence.
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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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the bane of somebody’s ˈlife/eˈxistence

a person or thing that makes somebody’s life unpleasant or unhappy: That car is always breaking down! It’s the bane of my life. OPPOSITE: a ray of sunshine
See also: bane, existence, life, of
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For example, in the reflection of a person in a mirror, and despite the real existence of the image of the person in the mirror, nothing is taken from the person himself and he is not any less than he was to begin with.
The existence of this repository-cum-faculty makes a person who possesses it in a given field, a master of that field--capable of expert opinion and a specialist in his own right.
The presence and existence of the object of cognition is intimately linked to the presence and existence of cognition itself and its agent.
The sky is the sky and the earth is the earth by His existence.
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.
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].
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.
The existence of God is not self-evident to reason, but it is demonstrable.
In God, essence and existence are inseparable, indeed, identical: It belongs to "what" God is "that" God is.
The essence of finite things is separable from their existence.
The finite order receives its existence by "participation" in the divine.
As before, our experience of the world leads to the postulation of the existence of God, now because of the order that is observably present even in inanimate things--things incapable of ordering themselves.
For Aquinas, this conclusion not only distinguished God from creatures, whose existence and essence are distinct and separable, it also establishes the relationship between God and creatures.
There is, therefore, no possibility in Aquinas's teaching of a view approaching that of the seventeenth-and eighteenth-century Deists, according to which God resembles a watchmaker who made the world, sent it running, and subsequently allowed it an independent existence.