1. BEING, IN THE ABSTRACT
reality, actuality; positiveness; fact, matter of fact, sober reality; truth [more]; actual existence.
stubborn fact, hard fact; not a dream [more]; no joke.
center of life, essence, inmost nature, inner reality, vital principle [science of existence], ontology.
[Verbs] exist, be; have being; subsist, live, breathe, stand, obtain, be the case; occur (event) [more]; have place, prevail; find oneself, pass the time, vegetate.
consist in, lie in; be comprised in, be contained in, be constituted by.
abide, continue, endure, last, remain, stay.
real, actual, positive, absolute; true [more]; substantial, substantive; self-existing, self-existent; essential.
well-founded, well-grounded; unideal, unimagined; not potential [more]; authentic.