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.
its visible and material substance failed and decayed with the rest of
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.
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.
In the pre-modern world, color had an intimate relationship with its material substance.
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.
Making a figure which adopted industrial materials and fabrication methods ensures that the work's structural and material substance forges those links.
To answer that question we must first acknowledge that food is far more than a material substance that is ingested and excreted.
But Calvin insists the "whole natural world is infused with God's quickening power" so the problem comes not from material substance but when there is an "unnatural instrumentalization of a material substance" (49).
The book's prose is very accessible and poses a welcome variation to the often too detached academic way of writing which does not always do justice to the material substance of cities.
Thomas' general ontological assay of a material substance of a particular species would be symbolised as follows: