# sum and substance

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Judging from what you all, say" remarked Aunt Jamesina, "the sum and substance is that you can learn -- if you've got natural gumption enough -- in four years at college what it would take about twenty years of living to teach you.

The life to which poor Kate Nickleby was devoted, in consequence of the unforeseen train of circumstances already developed in this narrative, was a hard one; but lest the very dulness, unhealthy confinement, and bodily fatigue, which made up its sum and substance, should deprive it of any interest with the mass of the charitable and sympathetic, I would rather keep Miss Nickleby herself in view just now, than chill them in the outset, by a minute and lengthened description of the establishment presided over by Madame Mantalini.

Apart from a few characteristic utterances of the Betteredge philosophy, this was the sum and substance of my correspondent's letter.

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- Suit on a promissory note
- suit one’s purpose
- suit to extinguish the equity of redemption
- suitability
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- suitable circumstance
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- suitable notice
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- suitable time
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- Sultan
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- sum of money
- sum of money borrowed
- sum of money lent
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- sum paid for carrying a passenger
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- summarization
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- summary adjudication of issues
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- Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival
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- Sulzberger family
- Sulzberger, Arthur Hays
- Sulzberger, Marion Baldur
- Sulzberger, Mayer
- Sulzberger-Garbe disease
- Sulzberger-Garbe syndrome
- Sulzer two-cycle engine
- Sulzer, Johann Georg
- Sulzer, William
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- Sum (category theory)
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- Sum and difference tones
- Sum and difference tones
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- Sum of Absolute Hadamard Transformed Differences
- Sum of Absolute Minimum Neighboring Difference
- Sum of Absolute Valued Differences
- Sum of all fears
- Sum of Available Market
- Sum of Defeated Opponents Scores
- Sum of Disjoint Products
- Sum of Double Bonds and Rings
- Sum Of Errors
- Sum of Hyper-Exponentials
- Sum of Infeasibilities
- sum of its parts
- Sum of Log-Normal Distributions
- Sum of Longest Diameters
- sum of money
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