in existence


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in existence

1. Currently existing. This type of bird won't be in existence for much longer if people keep hunting it for sport.
2. Currently functioning or operating. Man, that is the worst coffee shop in existence—I've almost spat out their lattes before!
3. Having been created or having taken effect. How long has the review panel been in existence? That law wasn't in existence back when I was a cop.
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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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