Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being substantial, in any sense; the having of the function of a substance in upholding accidents.
- n. Substance; essence.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being substantial; corporiety; materiality.
- n. the quality of being substantial or having substance
“However, ghosts, when multiplied, take on what is called substantiality -- if the solidest thing conceivable, in quasi-existence, is only concentrated phantomosity.”
“The further fact that all the great "a priori" metaphysical systems have been driven by their pure logic to discredit the "substantiality" of the soul, just as they have been driven to discredit the personality of God, ought, one would think, where "radical empiricism" is concerned, to be a still stronger piece of evidence on the soul's side.”
“Equally playful in its makeshift substantiality is the 1999 "Congregation," many pieces of wood covered with metal hooks, an assemblage of found objects including a rowboat.”
“Now, Rome—not the society of people in the city, but their collective exoskeleton, the city itself—is a sublime and inordinately complicated object lesson in the substantiality of buildings and other made things, in their resistance to abstraction.”
“And how we define “substantiality” is flexible enough that we can happily describe a new translation of Gilgamesh into English as “original” even though it is striving, one would hope, to be as faithful an adaptation of its source as possible.”
“The law of copyright, in its current form, depends upon the concepts of originality and substantiality to protect the building blocks of expression, and therefore only permits appropriation that is not substantial (with narrow exceptions for fair dealing as explained by David Fewer — thank you for your comment).”
“The use of the Benedictine arrangement is also effectual in lending the altar a greater substantiality and verticality, and the candlesticks are themselves quite beautiful.”
“Turning our attention to the altar itself, it now employs a dignified altar frontal which not only ties it into the liturgical seasons, but further gives the altar a far greater presence and substantiality within the sanctuary.”
“My toes couldn't grip terrestrial ground now, teetering so far above substantiality, tethered only by your damn hand.”
“One can see the particular prominence, beauty and substantiality that this gave the altar -- not to mention that which was also lent by the antependium.”
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