continued existence

See: perpetuity
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Thus the moment of her stranding takes away from him every excuse for his continued existence. To keep ships afloat is his business; it is his trust; it is the effective formula of the bottom of all these vague impulses, dreams, and illusions that go to the making up of a boy's vocation.
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.
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?
Commenting on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's remarks about the continued existence of Umno, the DAP lawmaker also said the ruling coalition should allow Umno to remain in the interest of a healthy democracy.
Voters should choose leaders who would ensure continued existence of peace that Botswana enjoyed from the first elections, he said.
The State Secretary said the most important conditions for continued existence and prosperity are the use of native language and the presence of Hungarian language education.
We counter thereby Amazon's siren call and defend the continued existence of real bookshops."
Al-Khazali said in a tweet : "The continued existence of Daesh presence in the Syrian border with Iraq and then the elimination of it within a week only proves that the decision to stay or to end his existence is a political decision for the United States.
If we accept the premise that the development, deployment and the use of nuclear weapons is a threat to the continued existence of mankind and thus to the life of the international community, then the conclusion is inescapable that the existence of nuclear weapons is inconsistent with International Law and global security.
In a systematic outline of the constellation and functioning of the capitalist system, Reuten explains the relations, institutions, and processes that are necessary for the continued existence of the capitalist system--that is, the capitalist economy as interconnected with the capitalist state.
That is, every human being has the obligation to protect his or her individual self and the other person in order to ensure their continued existence. If by any chance we fail to protect our humanity as a whole, then we have failed to protect ourselves.