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ek si sten chuhl

  • s  derived from experience or the experience of existence
    formal logicians are not concerned with existential matters"- John Dewey
  • a  of or as conceived by existentialism
    an existential moment of choice
  • a  relating to or dealing with existence (especially with human existence)

  • The existential moment that Neil Armstrong would have savored when he stepped on the moon will not be able to be replicated ever .
  • Never Let Me Go: It's an existential fable about people trying to wring some happiness out of life before the lights go out.
  • Pentagon leaders warned that the militants had become an "existential threat" to the Pakistani state.

  • President Bush in Wall Street Journal
    We cannot underscore the seriousness of the existential threat posed to the state of Pakistan by continuing advances, now within hours of Islamabad, that are being made by a loosely confederated group of terrorists and others who are seeking the... Hillary Rodham Clinton http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Rodham_Clinton&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHOarXVfe0H5lTsVdy93IEoGrJtYg TIME http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1893370,00.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGtQsyyYum8DZstmXzva_zuZqEJNQ Apr 23, 2009 35146 44737 existential Iran is an existential threat to peace," Mr. Bush told Israel's beleaguered prime minister, Ehud Olmert, at the outset of talks in the Oval Office. "It's very important for the world to take the Iranian threat quite seriously, which the...
  • Angela Merkel in This is London
    Merkel said it herself when she went on to warn: "This challenge is existential and we have to rise to it. The euro is in danger : If the euro fails, then Europe fails."

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