extant extant  /ˈɛk stənt/


  • (adj) still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost


  1. After years of searching, no extant pictures of my father have ever been found.
  2. The lawyer remarked that she was surprised that such an archaic law was still extant.


  1. Scalia Contradicts Himself On Respect For Congress In DOMA Dissent

    Though not reportedly as angry as he was delivering his dissent from the bench ten years ago in Lawrence v. Kansas , the case that struck down all extant anti-sodomy laws in the country, Justice Antonin Scalia today delivered another bench dissent in the DOMA case, United States v. Windsor , in which he railed against the majority's lack of respect for Congress and their eagerness to judge the ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: SFist

  2. Molecular Analysis of the Mountain Beaver Recommends Joining of Two Subspecies

    The Journal of Mammalogy presents a study of the Aplodontiidae family, which contains one extant genus and only one species—the mountain beaver, Aplodontia rufa. Through phylogenetic analysis of this Pacific Northwest mammal, researchers have found that two subspecies are actually one and the same. (PRWeb June 25, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10864634 ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. In a memo to staff, Microsoft Chief Architect Ray Ozzie says the new group "will prioritize efforts where its capabilities can be applied to areas where the company's extant missions, structures, tempo or risk might otherwise cause us to miss a...
    on Oct 8, 2009 By: Ray Ozzie Source: paidContent.org

  2. The Government's actions "have left not only the impression that Padilla may have been held for these years, even if justifiably, by mistake - an impression we would have thought the Government could ill afford to leave extant," Judge J Michael...
    on Dec 21, 2005 By: Michael Luttig Source: ABC Online

  3. "At this point, we have a mess. It seems that UNSCR 1244 remains extant until the Security Council removes it -- but Russia will not allow this," Jackson said. "So what happens to the current UN mission in Kosovo? Do the staff of recognising...
    on Dec 8, 2007 By: Mike Jackson Source: AFP

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furtive furtive
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