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mere existence

noun as in poverty line

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His mere existence is met alternately with thousands of adoring cheers or thousands of hateful jeers.

That Dargis begins a negative review with a rave of the star's mere existence is testament to the possibilities her career holds.

The mere existence of one black man—Willie Horton—sinks the Democratic nominee in 1988.

Yet the struggle for mere existence is more and more intense, and labor is cheapest of commodities.

Mere existence is an ultimate fact that must be accepted by all.

One was study-115-ing medicine and beginning to see something more in life than a struggle for mere existence.

Hence it is, we may believe, that man must everywhere labor even for the food which is necessary to mere existence.

She experienced a sense of comfort in Greif's mere existence which somewhat lightened the intolerable burthen of her secret.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mere existence, such as: bare existence, breadline, hand-to-mouth existence, pauperism, poverty trap, and subsistence level.

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