Definition of Subsistent

1. a. Having real being; as, a subsistent spirit.



Definition of Subsistent

1. Adjective. Actually existing. ¹

2. Adjective. Inherent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Subsistent

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subsistent

subsidy
subsign
subsigned
subsigning
subsigns
subsilicate
subsilicates
subsinuate
subsist
subsisted
subsistence
subsistence farming
subsistences
subsistencies
subsistency
subsistent (current term)
subsister
subsisters
subsisting
subsists
subsite
subsites
subsizar
subsizars
subskill
subskills
subslice
subslices
subsocial
subsocieties

Literary usage of Subsistent

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1. An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry by Bertrand Russell (1897)
"Owing, however, to the continuity and relativity of space and time, no This can be regarded either as simple or as self-subsistent. Every This, on the one ..."

2. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander, Joseph Torrey (1849)
"... he is the organ ; but he is the absolutely independent, self-subsistent creator of an imperfect world, answering to his own limited essence. ..."

3. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander, Joseph Torrey (1851)
"... and attaining to a self-subsistent shaping of the higher life in his own individuality and to a well-defined impression of this individuality refined by ..."

4. Hints Towards the Formation of a More Comprehensive Theory of Life by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1848)
"Thus, then, Life itself is not a thing—a self-subsistent hypostasis— but an act and process; which, pitiable as the prejudice will appear to the forts ..."

5. The Works of William E. Channing, D.D. by William Ellery Channing (1894)
"... the almost universal want of self-determined, self subsistent virtue. It is, therefore, no sign of unparalleled depravity that a community proves false ..."

6. Great Truths by Great Authors (1856)
"... more sublime than the whole universe; that Spirit which alone is self-subsistent, from which all truth proceeds, without which is no truth ? ..."

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