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But as you know, to do this with extant technology would have been prohibitively expensive for the average person.
Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost
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  • But as you know, to do this with extant technology would have been prohibitively expensive for the average person.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "That was one of only five extant copies!" he moaned.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • If the situation becomes desperate, I recommend you avail yourself of the numerous solvent formulae extant in Celum Tinture.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It could be made with extant technology and a lot of money, but money Abdullah certainly had.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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  • The relationship of Hobie and Mrs. DeFrees was still a deep mystery, as was her still-extant marriage to Mr. DeFrees.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • A phenomenon, by the way, of which there is more than one example extant.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • His name’s Gonzago: The story is extant, and written in very choice Italian; you shall see anon how the murderer gets the love of Gonzago’s wife.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • This is the best preserved of all the tablets in the Assyrian version, with over 3 00 extant lines.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • This was a large wooden house, built in a fashion of which there are specimens still extant in the streets of our older towns now moss-grown, crumbling to decay, and melancholy at heart with the many sorrowful or joyful occurrences, remembered or forgotten, that have happened and passed away within their dusky chambers.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • There are many portraits and miniatures extant of Marguerite St. Just—Lady Blakeney as she was then—but it is doubtful if any of these really do her singular beauty justice.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel

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  • About this time there was a cry among the people for more paper money, only fifteen thousand pounds being extant in the province, and that soon to be sunk.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • The books are extant to this day, with the fair delicate superscription.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • "Tell me, brother squire," asked the duchess (whose title, however, is not known), "this master of yours, is he not one of whom there is a history extant in print, called ’The Ingenious Gentleman, Don Quixote of La Mancha,’ who has for the lady of his heart a certain Dulcinea del Toboso?"
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Now, by all odds, the most ancient extant portrait anyways purporting to be the whale’s, is to be found in the famous cavern-pagoda of Elephanta, in India.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • This going to hunt up her shiftless husband at the inn was one of Mrs Durbeyfield’s still extant enjoyments in the muck and muddle of rearing children.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • The observatory of Dunsink registered in all eleven shocks, all of the fifth grade of Mercalli’s scale, and there is no record extant of a similar seismic disturbance in our island since the earthquake of 1534, the year of the rebellion of Silken Thomas.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • …was ushered into this world of sorrow and trouble, by the parish surgeon, it remained a matter of considerable doubt whether the child would survive to bear any name at all; in which case it is somewhat more than probable that these memoirs would never have appeared; or, if they had, that being comprised within a couple of pages, they would have possessed the inestimable merit of being the most concise and faithful specimen of biography, extant in the literature of any age or country.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • In Colonel Pyncheon’s funeral sermon, which was printed, and is still extant, the Rev. Mr. Higginson enumerates, among the many felicities of his distinguished parishioner’s earthly career, the happy seasonableness of his death.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • It is popularly supposed to be extinct Society, but I have written notes to show it is still extant.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • A description of it is still extant in the quaint wording of a chronicler who witnessed it: ’Space being made, presently entered a baron and an earl appareled after the Turkish fashion in long robes of bawdkin powdered with gold; hats on their heads of crimson velvet, with great rolls of gold, girded with two swords, called scimitars, hanging by great bawdricks of gold.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • And, in fact, unless one chose to make a fairly thoughtful survey of the reading matter extant, there were few, if any, certain indications that the former occupants had both reached voting age within the predominantly juvenile dimensions of the room.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • He was seventy-five or more, and he lived in a corner beyond the apiary in an old decaying wooden cell which had been built long ago for another great ascetic, Father Iona, who had lived to be a hundred and five, and of whose saintly doings many curious stories were still extant in the monastery and the neighborhood.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • An incident which happened not very long after that airy notion of getting aid from his uncle had been excluded, was a strong sign of the effect that might have followed any extant opportunity of gambling.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …him; but, as he was preparing to cross the Place, in order to reach the tortuous labyrinth of the city, where meander all those old sister streets, the Rues de la Barillerie, de la Vielle-Draperie, de la Savaterie, de la Juiverie, etc., still extant to-day, with their nine-story houses, he saw the procession of the Pope of the Fools, which was also emerging from the court house, and rushing across the courtyard, with great cries, a great flashing of torches, and the music which…
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Very often, during the analysis and penetration of the secrets of archaic symbol, one can only feel that our generally accepted notion of the history of philosophy is founded on a completely false assumption, namely that abstract and metaphysical thought begins where it first appears in our extant records.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Nothing was wanting to enable him to enter upon the immediate execution of this plan, but the death of Mr Allworthy; in calculating which he had employed much of his own algebra, besides purchasing every book extant that treats of the value of lives, reversions, &c.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves, and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn, that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness, that season which had drawn from every poet, worthy of being read, some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • For the seventy Interpreters that converted the Bible into Greek, were all of them Hebrews; and we have extant the works of Philo and Josephus both Jews, written by them eloquently in Greek.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • …have lent to them; and he would have devoted to the reconstruction of all the insignificant details that made up the daily round on the Cote d’Azur in those days, if it could have helped him to understand something that still baffled him in the smile or in the eyes of Odette, more enthusiasm than does the aesthete who ransacks the extant documents of fifteenth-century Florence, so as to try to penetrate further into the soul of the Primavera, the fair Vanna or the Venus of Botticelli.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Ay, and an ox too; both the proofs are extant.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • —Is there no virtue extant?
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • There were so many extant surgery texts that it was surprising how popular The Expedient Operator (or A Short Practice, as it was known in some countries) had become.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The somewhat obscure Finn episode in Beowulf appears to be part of a Finn epic, of which only the merest fragment, called the Fight at Finnsburg, is extant.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • It was also during that time that a starving young artist, who had been given lodging in the house out of pity, paid for his stay by painting the only extant portrait of Clara.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Wherefore, hereditary succession in the early ages of monarchy could not take place as a matter of claim, but as something casual or complemental; but as few or no records were extant in those days, and traditional history stuffed with fables, it was very easy, after the lapse of a few generations, to trump up some superstitious tale, conveniently timed, Mahomet like, to cram hereditary right down the throats of the vulgar.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • …necessity of accompanying metre with certain appropriate colours of style in order to the accomplishment of its appropriate end, and who also, in my opinion, greatly under-rate the power of metre in itself, it might perhaps, as far as relates to these Poems, have been almost sufficient to observe, that poems are extant, written upon more humble subjects, and in a more naked and simple style than I have aimed at, which poems have continued to give pleasure from generation to generation.
    William Wordsworth  --  Preface to Lyrical Ballads
  • "I suppose, now," said Miss Ingram, curling her lip sarcastically, "we shall have an abstract of the memoirs of all the governesses extant: in order to avert such a visitation, I again move the introduction of a new topic.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • "There are traditions still extant among the people of Slavs of the true faith suffering under the yoke of the ’unclean sons of Hagar.’
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • They had access to virtually every movie and television show extant, and spent five minutes noting different things they could see, then thinking of something else that was like it but better.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Having no picture of him, and no knowledge that he had authored a famous textbook (Hema, I learned later, had given away or removed every extant copy of A Short Practice at Missing), Thomas Stone seemed unreal to me, a ghost, an idea.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The only members of the family known to be extant were, first, the Judge himself, and a single surviving son, who was now travelling in Europe; next, the thirty years’ prisoner, already alluded to, and a sister of the latter, who occupied, in an extremely retired manner, the House of the Seven Gables, in which she had a life-estate by the will of the old bachelor.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • "In judging of that tempestuous wind called Euroclydon," says an old writer—of whose works I possess the only copy extant—"it maketh a marvellous difference, whether thou lookest out at it from a glass window where the frost is all on the outside, or whether thou observest it from that sashless window, where the frost is on both sides, and of which the wight Death is the only glazier."
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The first Councell for setling the Canonicall Scripture, that is extant, is that of Laodicea, Can.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • For "The Words of the Preacher, the Son of David, King in Jerusalem;" and, "the Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s," seem to have been made for distinctions sake, then, when the Books of Scripture were gathered into one body of the Law; to the end, that not the Doctrine only, but the Authors also might be extant.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • The English were preceded in the whale fishery by the Hollanders, Zealanders, and Danes; from whom they derived many terms still extant in the fishery; and what is yet more, their fat old fashions, touching plenty to eat and drink.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • …to own the event both wayes; or absurd by the intoxicating vapour of the place, which is very frequent in sulphurous Cavernes: Sometimes in the leaves of the Sibills; of whose Prophecyes (like those perhaps of Nostradamus; for the fragments now extant seem to be the invention of later times) there were some books in reputation in the time of the Roman Republique: Sometimes in the insignificant Speeches of Mad-men, supposed to be possessed with a divine Spirit; which Possession they…
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • So prodigiously good was the eating and drinking on board these sluggish but most comfortable vessels, that there are legends extant of an English traveller, who, coming to Belgium for a week, and travelling in one of these boats, was so delighted with the fare there that he went backwards and forwards from Ghent to Bruges perpetually until the railroads were invented, when he drowned himself on the last trip of the passage-boat.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • It had been so used when George III was king; and a picture of the Marquis of Gaunt is still extant, with his hair in powder and a pink ribbon, in a Roman shape, as it was called, enacting the part of Cato in Mr. Addison’s tragedy of that name, performed before their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales, the Bishop of Osnaburgh, and Prince William Henry, then children like the actor.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The first Councell, that made the Scriptures we now have, Canon, is not extant: For that Collection the first Bishop of Rome after S. Peter, is subject to question: For though the Canonicall books bee there reckoned up; yet these words, "Sint vobis omnibus Clericis & Laicis Libris venerandi, &c." containe a distinction of Clergy, and Laity, that was not in use so neer St. Peters time.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • The fund for paying them was the interest of all the paper currency then extant in the province upon loan, together with the revenue arising from the excise, which being known to be more than sufficient, they obtain’d instant credit, and were not only receiv’d in payment for the provisions, but many money’d people, who had cash lying by them, vested it in those orders, which they found advantageous, as they bore interest while upon hand, and might on any occasion be used as money; so…
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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