But at home, where it mattered most, the ANC was a genuine, multiracial movement for democracy.
Grenell had the competence to do the job, and nothing else mattered.
This mattered especially when the position was about Israel and fringe to American Jews, about which more in a moment.
And for the generation of musicians who grew up in his wake, that was almost all that mattered.
Since the advent of amplifiers, radio and television voices have mattered.
Nothing else mattered; and the coquetries and audacities of this child of seventeen mattered less than most things.
With One-Eye, somehow it had not mattered how the flat appeared.
Until we became powerful by beating Turkey and Bulgaria, which attacked us as the result of an Austrian trick, it mattered less.
It mattered not much what principles the convention set forth.
What mattered it, whether or no there were a silver scutcheon on the coffin-lid?
c.1200, materie, "subject of thought, speech, or expression," from Anglo-French matere, Old French matere "subject, theme, topic; substance, content, material; character, education" (12c., Modern French matière), from Latin materia "substance from which something is made," also "hard inner wood of a tree" (cf. Portuguese madeira "wood"), from mater "origin, source, mother" (see mother (n.1)). Or, on another theory, it represents *dmateria, from PIE root *dem-/*dom- (cf. Latin domus "house," English timber). With sense development in Latin influenced by Greek hyle, of which it was the equivalent in philosophy.
Meaning "physical substance generally, matter, material" is early 14c.; that of "substance of which some specific object is made or consists of" is attested from late 14c. That of "piece of business, affair, activity, situation, circumstance" is from late 14c. From mid-14c. as "subject of a literary work, content of what is written, main theme." Also in Middle English as "cause, reasons, ground; essential character; field of investigation."
Matter of course "something expected" attested from 1739. For that matter attested from 1670s. What is the matter "what concerns (someone), the cause of the difficulty" is attested from mid-15c. To make no matter "be no difference to" also is mid-15c.
"to be of importance or consequence," 1580s, from matter (n.). Related: Mattered; mattering.
matter mat·ter (māt'ər)
Something that occupies space and can be perceived by one or more senses.
A specific type of substance.
Discharge or waste, such as pus or feces, from a living organism.
Something that has mass. Most of the matter in the universe is composed of atoms which are themselves composed of subatomic particles. See also energy, state of matter.