material substance


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Encompassed in a luminous cloud, of which he was now merely the fiery heart, without material substance, he swung through unthinkable arcs of oscillation, like a vast pendulum.
He had observed that its visible and material substance failed and decayed with the rest of the body after death, but of its immaterial essence he knew nothing.
A brilliant though waving flame was now plainly visible, gracefully gliding over the lake, and throwing its light on the water in such a manner as to tinge it slightly though in the air, so strong was the contrast, the darkness seemed to have the distinctness of material substances, as if the fire were imbedded in a setting of ebony.
Following the birth ceremony of Lord Krishna, the Prasad, a material substance of vegetarian food that is a religious offering in Hinduism will be distributed and celebrations will go on until midnight.
The report highlights plans to rehabilitate the roads, enhance accessibility within the plantation to facilitate improvement in productivity, replant a portion of the plantation, owing to the fact that the trees have outlived their material substance and renovate staff housing units and construct modern housing, medical and educational facilities for workers.
Due to the small amount of conversions to the building, A high proportion of building material substance and materiality is preserved to this day.
There is special focus on the stoneAEs multiple functions as a character, observer, narrator, author, text, and the material substance that carries the text.
This is well beyond Avogradro's number, which is considered to be the limit of material substance. The likelihood of toxicity from such a nonmaterial substance, which acts on an energetic basis, is small if not nonexistent.
In the pre-modern world, color had an intimate relationship with its material substance. Its value depended not only on its hue, but also on its durability, cost, and the accessibility of the substances from which it was derived.
Lynne Magnusson writes of Erasmus's treatise "On the Writing of Letters" that, for Erasmus, "the dialogic forms of address developed in the epistolary scripts for various occasions are not just forms in words: they are forms of life, the material substance of relationships." (9) In the same vein, I'd like to suggest that the dialogic dedications of these alba are not just "forms in words" or forms in social practice but critically constitute "forms of [early modern] life, the very material substances of [memory and] relationships."
Making a figure which adopted industrial materials and fabrication methods ensures that the work's structural and material substance forges those links."
Just as the place of a given person in a given genealogical tree is fixed by his or her specific relationships with other persons in the family -the relatives-, similarly, the place of a material substance is fixed by its specific relations with other material substances.

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