Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section I. Existence
1. Being, in the Abstract
EXISTENCE, being, entity, ens [L.], esse [L.], subsistence; quid, hypaxis [rare], automaton.
REALITY, actuality; positiveness &c. adj.; fact, matter of fact, sober reality; truth [See Truth]; actual existence.
PRESENCE (existence in space) [See Presence]; coexistence [See Synchronism].
STUBBORN FACT; not a dream [See Imagination]; no joke.
ESSENCE, inmost nature, center of life, inner reality, vital principle.
[SCIENCE OF EXISTENCE] ontology.
EXIST, be; have being &c. n.; subsist, live, breathe, stand, obtain, be the case; occur (event) [See Eventuality]; have place, rank, prevail; find oneself, pass the time, vegetate.
come into existence &c. n.; arise (begin) [See Beginning]; come forth (appear) [See Visibility].
BECOME (be converted) [See Conversion]; bring into existence [See Production]; coexist, postexist [rare], preëxist [rare].
CONSIST IN, lie in; be comprised in, be contained in, be constituted by.
ABIDE, continue, endure, last, remain.
EXISTING &c. v.; existent, subsistent, under the sun; in existence &c. n.; extant; afloat, on foot, current, prevalent; undestroyed.
REAL, actual, positive, absolute; factual, veritable, true [See Truth]; substantial, substantive; self-existing, self-existent; essential, beënt.
WELL-FOUNDED, well-grounded; unideal, unimagined; not potential [See Nonexistence]; authentic.
ACTUALLY &c. adj.; in fact, in point of fact, in reality; indeed; de facto [L.], ipso facto [L.].
cogito ergo sum.
Thinkst thou existence doth depend on time?Byron
All is concenterd in a life intense.Byron
To live is not merely to breathe, it is to act.Rousseau
The mainspring of life is in the heart.Amiel
I came like Water, and like Wind I go.Omar KhayyámFitzgerald