matter to

Definitions

  • When I come to think the matter over in cold blood
    When I come to think the matter over in cold blood
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v matter to be of importance or consequence "This matters to me!"
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Quotations

  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    “It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”
  • Jonathan Kozol
    Jonathan Kozol
    “Pick battles big enough to matter, but small enough to win.”
  • Henry Fielding
    Henry%20Fielding
    “A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.”
  • Gayle Sayers
    Gayle Sayers
    “I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.”
  • William Jennings Bryan
    William Jennings Bryan
    “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

Usage

In literature:

What does it matter to us?
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
The Squire at last spoke his mind freely on this matter to Sir Thomas.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Matter of duty to you, and you were going to put it through.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
Miss Baker would explain the matter to Sir Lionel in her way; and Caroline would do the same to George Bertram in hers.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
It seems that to conquer matter, and to reconquer its own self, consciousness has had to exhaust the best part of its power.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
It would be quite easy to explain matters to him without mentioning names.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
She had already acted upon it according to her best lights, though it was no easy matter to decide whom to choose.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
Bad as I am I could preach to you if there were a matter to preach about.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
It is now forty-two days since you first mentioned this matter to me.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
It is not even an easy matter to weigh the earth on which we stand.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
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In poetry:

Where? Tell me what shall be the spot
Where I shall rest from earthly care?
You need not tell—it matters not
To senseless dust and ashes—where!
"Where? When? How?" by John Bowring
"One day in Florence is too small
You think, maybe, to see it all.
Well, it don't matter what you've seen -
The thing is: you can say you've been."
"Florentine Pilgrim" by Robert W Service
One says: "To this same running water,
May be, Neighbor, your claim is best."
And one—"Your son has kissed my daughter:
Let the matters between us—rest."
"At One Again" by Jean Ingelow
Did you deceive me? Did I trust
A heart of fire to a heart of dust?
What matter? Since once the world was fair,
And you gave me the rose of the world to wear.
"Values" by Edith Nesbit
Some shadows! Where?
No matter where! all shadows are not seen;
For clouds of care
To skies all fair
Will sudden rise as tears to shining eyes,
And dim their sheen.
"Rhyme" by Abram Joseph Ryan
And blow through the windows at will
What's best to be done in a cold autumn night?
Full many I've pass'd in more piteous plight;
The morn ever settles the matter aright.
"Wedding Song" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In news:

Extremely important matter to American's farmers.
Minnesota's precinct caucuses matter to the Republican candidates for president.
If there's one piece of advice I'd offer to any entrepreneur starting out, it's this: Never discount—no matter how much you may be tempted to— always look instead to add value.
Anastasio's childhood friend and primary songwriting partner Tom Marshall stumbled across the discussion board and brought the matter to Anastasio himself.
Size doesn't matter to DT Gross.
That's if he -- or President Obama, for that matter -- were to contribute directly to his own campaign, or to anyone else's.
The Rangers are still in a battle for the AL West title with the Oakland A's, but none of that seems to matter to online sportsbook 5Dimes.
She teaches her students to work hard, to think for themselves, to respect others and do their best no matter what.
And why that matters to the middle class.
The event, with the theme of "Family Caregivers Matter," is to run from 8 am to 3:30 pm The deadline to register for exhibit space is Wednesday.
Experience appeared to matter to voters in Palo Alto on Tuesday.
The commission filed a complaint on Wednesday to force the manufacturer, Baby Matters LLC, to pull its product off store shelves and offer full refunds to their customers.
One thing he hasn't done, according to multiple sources at the Michigan State Police, is to file a complaint to secure justice in the matter.
In California, grand juries investigate matters they deem important to their communities, and then issue recommendations for resolving or improving matters.
The social media site says it will protect your privacy, even if it means taking the matter to court.
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In science:

Usually it is only the isomorphism class that matters to us, and so in this case there is no need to specify these orientations.
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
It is then a trivial matter to compute the constant D given in the claim of the proposition numerically.
Universal bounds on the selfaveraging of random diffraction measures
Assuming the uniform estimates on the Laplace transform provided in Proposition 1 it is a trivial matter to derive the large deviation upper bound.
Universal bounds on the selfaveraging of random diffraction measures
Moreover, following the same steps as for the N = 2 case (see appendix C) it is a simple matter to derive the one-loop planar correction to the anomalous dimensions of the two-oscillator state in the planar limit.
Gauge theory description of compactified pp-waves
It is an easy matter to see that Ln ≤ Rn and Ln ≤ Kn .
Bernoulli Sieve
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