nonexistence


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non·ex·is·tence

 (nŏn′ĭg-zĭs′təns)
n.
1. The condition of not existing.
2. Something that does not exist.

non′ex·is′tent adj.

non•ex•ist•ence

(ˌnɒn ɪgˈzɪs təns)

n.
1. absence of existence.
2. something that has no existence.
[1640–50]
non`ex•ist′ent, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nonexistence - the state of not existing
nonbeing - the state of not being
irreality, unreality - the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact
nihility, nothingness, nullity, void - the state of nonexistence
impossibility, impossibleness - incapability of existing or occurring
being, beingness, existence - the state or fact of existing; "a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries"

nonexistence

noun
The condition of not existing:
Translations

nonexistence

[ˌnɒnɪgˈzɪstns] ninesistenza
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Harriet did think him all perfection, and maintained the nonexistence of any body equal to him in person or goodnessand did, in truth, prove herself more resolutely in love than Emma had foreseen; but yet it appeared to her so natural, so inevitable to strive against an inclination of that sort unrequited, that she could not comprehend its continuing very long in equal force.
I really believe that had they not been so, I should have rushed off incontinently and blown Sphinx, bronze doors, and (as it proved) my chances of finding the Time Machine, all together into nonexistence.
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