continued existence

See: perpetuity
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Thus the moment of her stranding takes away from him every excuse for his continued existence.
Vainly I had sought some method of manifestation, some way to make my continued existence and my great love and poignant pity understood by my husband and son.
Already I was accustomed to the thought that she still lived, and to the big heart she had set beating in my feeble frame; already the continued existence of these villains, with the first dim inkling of their villainy, was ceasing to be a novelty in a brain now quickened and prehensile beyond belief.
The much-discussed meeting of the Zoological Institute, convened to hear the report of the Committee of Investigation sent out last year to South America to test the assertions made by Professor Challenger as to the continued existence of prehistoric life upon that Continent, was held last night in the greater Queen's Hall, and it is safe to say that it is likely to be a red letter date in the history of Science, for the proceedings were of so remarkable and sensational a character that no one present is ever likely to forget them.
But would you rather elope against your will, or have your continued existence made known to the world in general and the police in particular?
The continued existence of the illegal drug trade is contrary to the principles of the Party.
Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang follows the history of wild horses in America and threats to the wild mustang's continued existence, following all aspects of the mustang as a horse, an American icon, and an animal which has long been persecuted because of their population and special management issues.
The continued existence of the Hungarian nation is also unimaginable today without strong rural and farming communities, the Minister highlighted
The Foreign Office said threat to peace and security cannot be isolated from the complex interplay of geopolitics, continued existence of festering disputes and pursuit of hegemonic policies.
In a statement, the UN Chief said the impetus for the treaty reflects growing concerns over the risk posed by the continued existence of nuclear weapons as well as awareness of the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would result if nuclear weapons were ever used again.
To save your GP extra work, if you have not visited the surgery for five years, please consider contacting the surgery to confirm your continued existence.
The "should the Assembly be abolished" question gained the altogether underwhelming support of 44,000 of the electorate in the recent Assembly elections, while more than 1,000,000 chose to support the continued existence of the Assembly.