The substance of these secret rulings is a dramatic departure from common public understanding of the law.
His daughter, Noelle, appears to have won a battle with substance abuse, a common subplot for many American families.
As Rick Perry and Mitt Romney slime each other, the former pizza magnate is delivering on style and substance.
The rhetoric was mostly as empty of substance and evasive on details as a Paul Ryan budget.
She tells Kevin Sessums about her own struggles with substance abuse and why she never thought she was sexy.
Dr. Wardan liked the frame of the observations, disliked the substance.
The second substance needed in concrete is broken stone or gravel.
Duffham wondered whether it was, in substance, all she had to tell.
Of the Northerners whom I knew, almost all were men of substance and had come to stay.
Gay Lussac and Thnard have shown this substance to be a Protoxide.
c.1300, "essential nature," from Old French substance (12c.), from Latin substantia "being, essence, material," from substans, present participle of substare "stand firm, be under or present," from sub "up to, under" + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). A loan-translation of Greek hypostasis. Meaning "any kind of corporeal matter" is first attested mid-14c. Sense of "the matter of a study, discourse, etc." first recorded late 14c.
substance sub·stance (sŭb'stəns)
That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
A material of a particular kind or constitution.