substantial form

See: contour, shape
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The airy phantoms that flit before the distempered imaginations of some of its adversaries would quickly give place to the more substantial forms of dangers, real, certain, and formidable.
If it changed in substantial form between then and the actual finalisation, please tell us where, because the abbreviated and abridged version released on Monday points in exactly the same directions as those contained within the document upon which the Dawn story was based.
More seriously, the book erroneously dates the text of "On the Beach at Night" as 1867 (the poem first appeared in the 1871 Passage to India, and took its final form in the 1881-82 Leaves) perhaps mistaking it for "On the Beach at Night Alone," a different poem that originated in 1856 but took its substantial form in 1867.
For Aquinas, the intellective soul is ontologically prior because as the substantial form of the body, it gives being to the body.
The black-and-golds' 2008 win then provided a fourth recipient in the substantial form of former England second row Simon Shaw.
Now, understood through the lens of Aquinas, man as such is a reference to the substantial form in union with common matter.
The entrance into Turner's very important discussion of Aquinas's "materialism" is through a couple of the propositions condemned in the years immediately following Aquinas's death by the bishop of Paris and the archbishop of Canterbury: the proposition that God could not create matter without form, and the proposition that there is only one substantial form in humans, the intellectual soul.
In the course of this analysis Aquinas' influence by Aristotle leads Amerini to retain the latter's conception of "the rational soul" and argues it's "a substantial form and the first act of an organic, physical body that has life potentially.
For example, Gotthelf suggests that his own irreducibility thesis is the key to understanding the metaphysical thesis of the unity of substantial form.
This is a high-risk strategy, especially given the more substantial form France and England bring into the Six Nations.
Substantial form is a crucial notion which was troublesome already to late Scholastics and became a target of criticism for modernists.
When anybody gets dropped they need to show that they're in substantial form and score enough runs to justify their position in the side, show they've come back a better player.