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comparative and superlativeEdit

Does it really make sense to have "more extant" and "most extant" on here? You either exist or you don't...

It does to me - imagine a thing that is in the process of fading out of existence. A ghost, for example, compared to the person from whom it was derived. bd2412 T 03:06, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
Doesn't make sense to me, but they do get a handful of relevant Google book hits.
By the way, what's the difference between the three definitions? The translation section would imply that there's only one sense. DAVilla 17:10, 28 October 2007 (UTC)
Agree, that's why I came to this talk page too. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:55, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

comparison ro existentEdit

what is the difference between extant and existent? SigmaEpsilonΣΕ 00:31, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

According to each ones definition, I can only find tone difference of those two. 21:02, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Request for an exampleEdit

In the article, I think it would be a valuable addition to have an example of a full sentence that includes extant. --Mortense 12:45, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

I would really appreciate some usage examples of "more extant" or "less extant" in the ghost/present sense, I'm sure it's been used in fiction before, but can't find.

Defined with reference to end of existence, but not start of existence?Edit

The three definitions given all seem to contrast the state of currently existing with the state of having stopped existing.

Is it okay to say "not still extant," but wrong or strange to say "not yet extant?" Davidwbulger (talk) 11:22, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Return to "extant" page.