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materialism
 n.  philosophical theory that matter is the only reality
Example Sentence: (163 in 11 pages)
1  By its nature, materialism is opposed to idealism, for where the materialist emphasizes the needs of the body, the idealist emphasizes the needs of the soul.
2  The diploma course would offer remote access to course materials via the Internet's world wide web.
3  It's late in the day to think of a change of plan when we've already ordered the materials.
4  If such materials became generally available to the optics industry the payoffs from such a breakthrough would be enormous.
5  These two different materials won't bond together easily.
6  It took me a year to get the necessary materials together.
7  No, what I meant was we need to use cheaper materials.
8  The materials are soft and comfortable to wear.
9  I managed to scrounge the materials to build a shed.
10  They manufacture the class of plastics known as thermoplastic materials.
11  Her latest fashion collection features shimmering iridescent materials.
12  The same materials, thrown into the Martian atmosphere by strong winds, give the Martian sky a pinkish color.
13  A small percentage reduction in the cost of materials would mean a significant increase in profit.
14  He put up his prices to offset the increased cost of materials.
15  The country has to import most of its raw materials.
Classic Sentence: (183 in 13 pages)
1  The materialism you advocate has been more than once in vogue already, and has always proved insufficient.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
2  He made pretensions to literature and to materialism.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
3  There was a good quarry of limestone on the farm, and plenty of sand and cement had been found in one of the outhouses, so that all the materials for building were at hand.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
4  From now onwards Animal Farm would engage in trade with the neighbouring farms: not, of course, for any commercial purpose, but simply in order to obtain certain materials which were urgently necessary.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
5  He was obviously an ecclesiastic of high rank; his dress was that of a Cistercian Monk, but composed of materials much finer than those which the rule of that order admitted.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
6  His feet had sandals of the same fashion with the peasants, but of finer materials, and secured in the front with golden clasps.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
7  Behind his seat was hung a scarlet cloth cloak lined with fur, and a cap of the same materials richly embroidered, which completed the dress of the opulent landholder when he chose to go forth.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
8  The Prior Aymer had taken the opportunity afforded him, of changing his riding robe for one of yet more costly materials, over which he wore a cope curiously embroidered.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
9  He had large boots lined with fur, and a belt around his waist, which sustained a small knife, together with a case for writing materials, but no weapon.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
10  She went accordingly to the table, where she was in the habit of writing for her aunt, and prepared her materials without knowing what in the world to say.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
11  Fires of the last-mentioned materials were rare, and though comparatively small in magnitude beside the transient blazes, now began to get the best of them by mere long continuance.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
12  The man took a piece of rag from a satchel containing sewing materials, tore off a strip, which, like everything else, was tinged red, and proceeded to bind up the wound.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 8 Those Who Are Found Where There Is Said to Be Nobody
13  At every vacant minute he hastened to gather furze-stumps, thorn-tree roots, and other solid materials from the adjacent slopes, hiding them from cursory view.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 5 An Old Move Inadvertently Repeated
14  But now the Confederate ports were stoppered with Yankee gunboats, only a trickle of blockade-run goods was slipping in from Europe, and the South was desperately trying to manufacture her own war materials.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
15  Almost the pulsing of the town's heart could be felt as the work went forward night and day, pumping the materials of war up the railway arteries to the two battle fronts.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII