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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.
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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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All of these inquiries culminate in his aitiological and theological demonstrations concerning the existence and nature of, and all creation's emanation from and return to, the uncaused first cause that is the divine necessary existence in itself.
The exhibition, under the name Visions of Existence, draws strong parallels between identity, society, time and space, as well as reality and fiction as elements of existence.
Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "The Reality of God: The Layman's Guide to Scientific Evidence for the Creator" is ideal for the non-specialist general reader with an interest in the subject of God's existence.
Heidegger is very accurate in his styles for introducing existence and time.
1992) to denote the human barbarism, we receive a special type of "human beings": "zombie-people", who are marked by the refusal from a metaphysical measurement of life, atrophy of the metaphysical ability, resulting in the absence of meaningful assessments and independent decisions, causing the mechanical way of existence outside of the civilizational foundations of life.
Whatever impression of existence emerges in the first paragraph seems reflected in the thirteenth " the first paragraph of the second part of the day.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Turkey's General Staff had initially admitted the existence of an illegal group, the National Strategies and Operations Department of Turkey (TUSHAD), but later denied its existence, according to a report in the Taraf daily on Wednesday.
Melbourne, January 15 ( ANI ): The owner of a new Yeti resort in South Siberia claims that visitors will be able to communicate with the monster, the existence of which has not yet been confirmed.
The story of The Turin Horse follows a cabman named Ohlsdorfer (Janos Derzsi) and his horse over a five day period in which the cabman and his daughter (Erika Bok) must witness the deterioration of the health of their horse and confront the nature and purpose of their own existence.
This large volume of general existential philosophy presents a comprehensive set of essays on a wide variety of subjects related to the subject of the human perception of existence.
KARBALA / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraq's Human Rights Ministry has denied the existence of secret women prisons in Iraq, admitting the existence of women detainees that were not covered by judicial rules.
The endeavour of being human is a task that can fail and go wrong, but it is also a task one can embrace, and thereby leads one to live ethically; that is, living in accordance to one's existence.
Quantum mechanics, in order to work, requires the existence of "knowers" located outside the physical system that the theory is intended to describe.
ISLAMABAD, February 08, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior while rejecting the statement of Federal Interior Ministry over existence of blackwater in Pakistan has asked authorities concerned to inform it about those foreigners who are wandering in the country by brandishing heavy and automatic arms.
ISLAMABAD, February 08, 2010 (Frontier Star): The National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior while rejecting the statement of Federal Interior Ministry over existence of blackwater in Pakistan has asked authorities concerned to inform it about those foreigners who are wandering in the country by brandishing heavy and automatic arms.