Part of speech: adjective

Still existing; living.

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Usage examples "extant":

  1. It is singular that Sulla's Memoirs which he revised, and his own work, have not been preserved, for we must suppose that copies of them were abundant; and they were extant in Plutarch's time. - "Plutarch's Lives, Volume II", Aubrey Stewart & George Long.
  2. There are pictures still extant of operations for hernia done about this time in an exaggerated Trendelenberg position. - "Education: How Old The New", James J. Walsh.
  3. If the Templars' Order were extant, wouldn't I take the vows and bless them! - "Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories", Ouida.