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English citations of subsist
Verb: "to exist"
- 1964 — Lumen Gentium, Second Vatican Council (translation from Latin) 
- This Church constituted and organized in the world as a society, subsists in the Catholic Church....
- 2005 — "Possible Objects," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 
- Concrete objects are said to exist and subsist. Abstract objects are said not to exist but to subsist.