separate existence

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War between the States, in the first period of their separate existence, would be accompanied with much greater distresses than it commonly is in those countries where regular military establishments have long obtained.
I want a people that shall have a tangible, separate existence of its own; and where am I to look for it?
It is not at all like a piano or a talking- machine, which has a separate existence. It is useful only in proportion to the number of other telephones it reaches.
My son, who has been the object of my life, to whom its every thought has been devoted, whom I have gratified from a child in every wish, from whom I have had no separate existence since his birth, - to take up in a moment with a miserable girl, and avoid me!
Incredible as it may appear to the moralists, I had sustained no external hallmark by my term of imprisonment, and I am vain enough to believe that the evil which I did had not a separate existence in my face.
The buildings stood insulated and independent, not, as now, merging their separate existences into connected ranges, with a front of tiresome identity,--but each possessing features of its own, as if the owner's individual taste had shaped it,--and the whole presenting a picturesque irregularity, the absence of which is hardly compensated by any beauties of our modern architecture.
In 1939, as the Second World War broke out in Europe with Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland, Golwalkar detailed the RSS's vision for an ethno-state, 'The foreign races in Hindustan must either adopt the Hindu culture and language, must learn to respect and hold in reverence Hindu religion, must entertain no ideas but those of the glorification of the Hindu race and culture, ie, of the Hindu nation, and must lose their separate existence to merge into the Hindu race, or may stay in the country, wholly subordinated to the Hindu Nation, claiming nothing, deserving no privileges, far less any preferential treatment - not even citizen's rights,' the petition states.
Blackstone, in his own recognition of the role of the judiciary in the above context, has tersely observed that: 'In this distinct and separate existence of the judicial power in a particular body of men, nominated indeed,' but not removable at pleasure by the crown' consists one main preservative of the public liberty which cannot subsist long in any state unless the administration of common justice be in some degree separated both from the legislative and from the executive power.' (the emphasis is mine).
An example is Bavaria, a German-speaking region that for long had a separate existence under the Wittelsbach monarchy.
Upon closing, the Merger Sub merged with and into EGC and the separate existence ceased with EGC continuing as the surviving corporation.
Additionally, the Merger Sub merged with and into EGC, and the separate existence ceased with EGC continuing as the surviving corporation.
A small distance from the fully independent and sovereign state, there is the concept of a 'confederation', where two or more states can come to an agreement to exist under certain common operational rules, without, however, jeopardising the separate existence and sovereignty of each member-state of the confederation.

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