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Substantial

Of real worth and importance; of considerable value; valuable. Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; solid; true; veritable.

The right to Freedom of Speech, for example, is a substantial right.

substantial

adjective abundant, ample, concrete, consequential, considerable, established, existent, existing, firmus, flush, genuine, gravis, great, important, large, real, significant, sizable, strong, substantive, valid
Associated concepts: substantial breach, substantial claim, substantial compliance, substantial controversy, substantial damages, substantial error, substantial evidence, substannial factor, substantial impairment, substantial injury, subbtantial interest, substantial issue, substantial justice, substantial performance, substantial question, substantial right, substantial use
See also: actual, appreciable, basic, capacious, cardinal, cogent, cohesive, compact, concrete, considerable, convincing, corporal, corporeal, critical, crucial, durable, enormous, far reaching, firm, grave, important, major, material, meritorious, momentous, opulent, organic, outstanding, physical, pithy, prodigious, prominent, secure, solid, sound, stable, staunch, substantive, tangible, valid
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In the town were some substantial windowless houses of stone scattered among a wilderness of thatched cabins; the streets were mere crooked alleys, and un- paved; troops of dogs and nude children played in the sun and made life and noise; hogs roamed and rooted contentedly about, and one of them lay in a reeking wallow in the middle of the main thoroughfare and suckled her family.
There was no cheer among these, and no substantial hope.
The boy mused awhile over the substantial change which had taken place in his worldly circumstances, and then wended toward headquarters to report.
As to the nature of the prizes he had not quite made up his mind, but they would be substantial ones, either of money or of books.
I hardly know where I found the hardihood thus to open a conversation with a stranger; the step was contrary to my nature and habits: but I think her occupation touched a chord of sympathy somewhere; for I too liked reading, though of a frivolous and childish kind; I could not digest or comprehend the serious or substantial.
You never had one shadow of substantial sorrow, Miss Catherine.
A table in the center was set with a good substantial breakfast.
Argued with the jury on substantial worldly grounds--the only grounds ever worth taking into account-- it was a plain case, and had not a weak spot in it.
Of there being a breakfast, with abundance of things, pretty and substantial, to eat and drink, whereof I partake, as I should do in any other dream, without the least perception of their flavour; eating and drinking, as I may say, nothing but love and marriage, and no more believing in the viands than in anything else.
Crackenthorp, the rector, assisted by Squire Cass and other substantial parishioners.
As when a prowling Wolfe, Whom hunger drives to seek new haunt for prey, Watching where Shepherds pen thir Flocks at eeve In hurdl'd Cotes amid the field secure, Leaps o're the fence with ease into the Fould: Or as a Thief bent to unhoord the cash Of some rich Burgher, whose substantial dores, Cross-barrd and bolted fast, fear no assault, In at the window climbes, or o're the tiles; So clomb this first grand Thief into Gods Fould: So since into his Church lewd Hirelings climbe.
But permit me to say, my dear Doctor, that this objection is rather formal than substantial.

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