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It will be interesting to see how Walmart integrates this technology into its existing chain, though from the sound it, Walmart would essentially be relying on non-professionals to delivery goods like groceries.

Making matters worse, the report found that the world’s most vulnerable people aren’t getting the financial assistance they need to withstand such disasters, even though the funds they require exist.

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Unless your purchase represents a significant upgrade from what you already own — say, swapping out your old gas-guzzling car for an electric vehicle — you are better off trying to refurbish or repurpose existing items than acquiring more stuff.

Members of Hue & Cry — of the Sly Stone-ish single, “Labour of Love” — went on-record in an interview to note their hit was really a polemic “about the love affair that existed between parts of the British working class and Margaret Thatcher.”

For starters, the game that would provide his career did not exist until he was in middle school.

He also wants to “replace every existing organism with a better one.”

In short, the existing data makes fracking seem like a judgment call.

Despite the long-existing travel ban, Americans have already been visiting Cuba by the droves.

In The Affair, “the others” are the existing partners and even the children that Noah and Helen have, much-loved as they are.

Every possible outcome—them together, them staying with their existing partners—seems only likely to bring misery.

The relation existing between the balmy plant and the commerce of the world is of the strongest kind.

The Spaniards, indeed, feigned to regard them only as a remnant of the rebels who had joined the pre-existing brigand bands.

The evolution theory alleges that they were evolved, slowly, by natural processes out of previously existing matter.

That—and no existing institution and no current issue—is the primary concern of the present age.

But where there is no existing relation between the words or ideas, it is a case for Synthesis, to be taught hereafter.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to existing, such as: actual, current, extant, alive, and real.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.