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extant

[ ek-stuh nt, ik-stant ]SEE DEFINITION OF extant

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXTANT

It is a matter of much regret that so few of his Gaelic poems are extant.

No extant writer mentions them older than Cicero and Cornelius Nepos.

That stanza, as it stands above, does not occur in any of the extant quasi-originals.

He also thought he was safe in assuming that the edition by Berthelet was the only one extant.

These are among the oldest representatives of the plant world now extant.

But this view is confirmed by nothing in the prelate's extant correspondence.

A priced catalogue of the books printed by Christian Wechel is extant.

There are extant also, drawings of these letters preserved by Hern.

A particular account of the "Pretender's Magazine" is extant.

If it were only extant as a whole, it would be one of the most notable of poems.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "standing out above a surface," from Latin extantem (nominative extans), present participle of extare "stand out, be visible, exist," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Sense of "in existence" attested in English by 1560s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EXTANT

ongoing

adjectivecontinuous

surviving

adjectivecontinuing on
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