SUBSTANCES in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SUBSTANCES
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
substance
 n.  a material
 n.  the quality of being important, valid, or significant
Classic Sentence: (63 in 5 pages)
1  Because your palate his not yet been attuned to the sublimity of the substances it flavors.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
2  Though the word ambergris is but the French compound for grey amber, yet the two substances are quite distinct.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 92. Ambergris.
3  These tales and rumours took substance and shape, and were corroborated and re-corroborated, until they resolved themselves into a definite name.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER III. JOHN FERRIER TALKS WITH THE PROPHET
4  It was a daylight bird, chuckling over the substance and succulence of the day, over worms, snails, grit, even in sleep.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
5  The floor was composed of earth mixed with lime, trodden into a hard substance, such as is often employed in flooring our modern barns.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
6  No substance to her or anything.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
7  Her body was going meaningless, going dull and opaque, so much insignificant substance.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
8  This, as well as I understand, is to be the substance of my information.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
9  Their substance was great anger at the folly of each.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
10  I have told you the substance of all that she said.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
11  Mr. Bolter put his hand to his neckerchief, as if he felt it inconveniently tight; and murmured an assent, qualified in tone but not in substance.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
12  This is a painful task,' said he, 'but these declarations, which have been signed in London before many gentlemen, must be in substance repeated here.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
13  The groundwork of the face was hopefulness; but over it now I ay like a foreign substance a film of anxiety and grief.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 4 The Halt on the Turnpike Road
14  He was permeated with its scenes, with its substance, and with its odours.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
15  The superstratum of timidity which often overlies those who are daring and defiant at heart had been passed through, and the mettlesome substance of the woman was reached.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 3 Eustacia Dresses Herself on a Black Morning
Example Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  There's absolutely no regulation of cigarettes to make sure that they don't include poisonous substances.
2  Soil consists of various chemical substances.
3  These are substances which specifically latch onto the protein on the cell membrane.
4  Compare the physical properties of the two substances.
5  To compare the effect of different substances on gastric acid secretion proper control solutions comparable with the test solution should be used.
6  Even innocuous substances can sometimes register a positive result in a drug test.
7  The substances will fuse at a very high temperature.
8  This nostrum is a compound of some of the ordinary foods with certain well-known aromatic and carminative substances.
9  This substance is soluble in alcohol.
10  We must seek an antidote for whatever toxic substance he has eaten.
11  The point is that the most vacuous of the vacuous draws big crowds and media and it doesn't imbue them with substance.
12  When a hive is threatened, bees release a pheromone-like substance which is called an alarm odor.
13  Melted tar is a viscous substance.
14  There is not anything of real substance in their book.
15  Chlorophyll is a green substance in plants that absorbs energy from sunlight and helps them grow.