SUBSTANTIAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SUBSTANTIAL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  fairly large; in essentials; material; true or real; not imaginary; solidly built
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  On the farm thus acquired John Ferrier built himself a substantial log-house, which received so many additions in succeeding years that it grew into a roomy villa.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  The lower and interior space was soon filled by substantial yeomen and burghers, and such of the lesser gentry, as, from modesty, poverty, or dubious title, durst not assume any higher place.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
3  Vaguely she knew she was out of connexion: she had lost touch with the substantial and vital world.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
4  The Guthries were more or less their own sort, substantial, but boring: and the girls wanted husbands.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
5  There are some promotions in life, which, independent of the more substantial rewards they offer, require peculiar value and dignity from the coats and waistcoats connected with them.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
6  The bonfire was by this time beginning to sink low, for the fuel had not been of that substantial sort which can support a blaze long.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
7  The outer door would not open to our knock, and nothing more substantial than a torrent of bad language came from behind it.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
8  In addition to the Carpetbag gentry, substantial people from the North were moving into Atlanta, attracted by the never ceasing business activity of the town in this period of rebuilding and expansion.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIX
9  Lily had not been long in this pallid world without discovering that Mrs. Hatch was its most substantial figure.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
10  A fact thus set down in substantial history cannot easily be gainsaid.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
11  They had dumplings too; small, but substantial, symmetrically globular, and indestructible dumplings.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 101. The Decanter.
12  Even the mother was always offering me things, though I knew she expected substantial presents in return.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VI
13  A table in the center was set with a good substantial breakfast.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
14  The boy mused awhile over the substantial change which had taken place in his worldly circumstances, and then wended toward headquarters to report.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
15  You never had one shadow of substantial sorrow, Miss Catherine.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  Shafer said the company is expected to announce a substantial gift next week.
2  The article is devoid of substantial matter.
3  The company derived substantial benefit from the deal.
4  The findings show a substantial difference between the opinions of men and women.
5  Her contribution to the discussion was substantial.
6  There is a substantial payback in terms of employee and union relations.
7  The house is substantial enough to last a hundred years.
8  We have the support of a substantial number of parents.
9  Workers in big firms receive a substantial part of their pay in the form of bonuses and overtime.
10  She is preparing a substantial meal against his return.
11  Their share of the software market is substantial.
12  By careful strategy she negotiated a substantial pay rise.
13  Only a substantial increase in the price of domestic fuel will make local refineries more profitable.
14  Both the north and south are hoping for substantial progress at that meeting which starts on Tuesday.
15  Mexican federal aviation officials have indicated a substantial investment in infrastructure is needed for the airline to comply.