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Definition still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost
  • "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
  • Ay, and an ox too; both the proofs are extant.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • 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
  • The books are extant to this day, with the fair delicate superscription.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • A phenomenon, by the way, of which there is more than one example extant.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It is popularly supposed to be extinct Society, but I have written notes to show it is still extant.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • 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
  • —Is there no virtue extant?
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • But as you know, to do this with extant technology would have been prohibitively expensive for the average person.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • It could be made with extant technology and a lot of money, but money Abdullah certainly had.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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