• A substantial lifelike ghost leaning over her
    A substantial lifelike ghost leaning over her
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n substantiation the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something
    • n substantiation additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Substantiation The act of substantiating or proving; evidence; proof.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n substantiation The act of substantiating or giving substance to anything; the act of proving; evidence; proof.
    • n substantiation The production of material goods.
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  • George Santayana
    “It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.”
  • Nahum Tate
    Nahum Tate
    “Friendship's the privilege of private men; for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial.”
  • Xaviera Hollander
    Xaviera Hollander
    “Actually, if my business was legitimate, I would deduct a substantial percentage for depreciation of my body.”
  • Peg Bracken
    Peg Bracken
    “Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”


In literature:

This is the tit-bit, not very substantial, but extremely tasty, it would seem.
"The Wonders of Instinct" by J. H. Fabre
Probably, too, he was now making something substantial by his compositions.
"Haydn" by J. Cuthbert Hadden
Here they made a substantial luncheon; and the odour of fried onions carried far and wide.
"Australia Felix" by Henry Handel Richardson
But here was a chance for him to acquire a real and substantial right to the prospective reward.
"Monsieur Lecoq" by Emile Gaboriau
She got up a real substantial supper, to which we did full justice, in spite of the meal we had already eaten.
"Andersonville, Volume 4" by John McElroy
Breakfast, which is a very substantial meal, is served about eleven o'clock.
"Brazilian Sketches" by T. B. Ray
Sometimes a whole day of inconceivably sordid toil resulted in the pouching of a few pence; sometimes his reward was a substantial sum.
"In the Year of Jubilee" by George Gissing
What I have is substantial, reliable.
"The Town Traveller" by George Gissing
To see Naples first, and then go north, is very much like taking dessert before one's substantial dinner.
"The Emancipated" by George Gissing
But as against the garrison of Vicksburg we were as substantially protected as they were against us.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan

In poetry:

Forgael. It’s not a dream,
But the reality that makes our passion
As a lamp shadow—no—no lamp, the sun.
What the world’s million lips are thirsting for
Must be substantial somewhere.
"The Shadowy Waters: The Shadowy Waters" by William Butler Yeats
Often at evening when a boy
Would I carry to a friend -
Hoping more substantial joy
Did an older mind commend -
Not such as are in Newton's metaphor,
But actual shells of Rosses' level shore.
"At Algeciras - A Meditaton Upon Death" by William Butler Yeats
My dinner, sometimes, like things transcendental
And things more substantial, like women and wine
A thing is, uncertain, and quite accidental,
And sometimes I wonder, "Oh! where shall I dine?"
"How The Author Sometimes Dines" by Horatio Alger Jr
On the world's stage I wish'd some sprightly part,
To deck my native fleece with tawdry lace!
'Twas life, 'twas taste, and—oh! my foolish heart!
Substantial joy was fix'd in power and place.
"Elegy XI. He Complains How Soon the Pleasing Novelty of Life Is Over" by William Shenstone
And none can show me that substantial pleasure
Which will not pass away like bloom from flowers;
Therefore, no more my heart such joys shall treasure,
Nor pine for fading sweets and fleeting hours.
"A Mournful One Am I" by Walther von der Vogelweide
Were you thinking that those were the words—those upright lines?
those curves, angles, dots?
No, those are not the words—the substantial words are in the ground
and sea,
They are in the air—they are in you.
"Carol Of Words" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Substantial reporting in this story was conducted by Amy Abrams.
Smart design can substantially reduce the energy consumption and operating costs for a pneumatic system.
The new Moab Regional Hospital, a year and a half after opening its doors, faces a grave financial crisis, and the new long-term Care Center may have to close soon unless local government coughs up substantial funds.
Given the substantial investment involved, and the great potential value of simulation to a molder 's bottom line, it is not a choice to be taken lightly.
For those individuals who have accumulated substantial wealth over their lifetime, the clock is ticking to take advantage of a huge tax break that will, in all likelihood, never reappear again.
In a substantial assist to a local fishery, the Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin stocked 150 yearling muskies in Okauchee Lake last Friday.
But evidence against Leavitt at his trial was substantial.
The 50th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have inspired substantial national and individual reflection.
Two military housing companies have paid a substantially discounted fine to settle federal lead paint disclosure violations on two New England Navy base s.
I n 1933, a totalitarian regime came to power in Germany with the consent of at least a substantial minority of the German people.
Soups, substantial appetizers, salad/light meals, sandwiches, entrees, pizzas, daily dessert specials.
In the halcyon (and perhaps nonexistent) days of yore, couples married young, started with nothing, built up a substantial nest egg, and stayed married for 50 years.
New Zealand produces some of the world's best shearers and its national championship, the Golden Shears , receives substantial media coverage in the country.
An architect's report suggests a new library/municipal office building could cost $28 million, up substantially from the earlier anticipated $18 million.
SALT LAKE CITY — A new study shows that Utah's hiring environment has improved substantially since it was last surveyed in 2009.

In science:

When the problem is formulated in these terms, it is clear that the solution will consist in demonstrating the time-asymmetry of the universe: in a time-asymmetric universe, the two directions of time can be substantially distinguished.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
This means that, in a time-asymmetric universe, any time tA splits the manifold into two sections that are different to each other: the section t > tA is substantial ly different than the section t < tA .
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
We can chose any point x0 with t = tA and conventionally consider that −γ µ (x0 ) points towards t < tA and γ µ (x0 ) points towards t > tA or vice versa: in any case we have established a substantial difference between γ µ (x0 ) and −γ µ (x0 ).
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
We can conventionally call ”future” the direction of γ µ (x0 ) and ”past” the direction of −γ µ (x0 ) or vice versa, but in any case past is substantially different than future.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
Only GAT allows us to select one of these structures (one of the twins) as the one related to the future or as the physically relevant one for spontaneous evolutions, by creating a substantial difference between them.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry