Talk:extant

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comparative and superlative[edit]

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 existent[edit]

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. 82.141.94.35 21:02, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Request for an example[edit]

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.