In reality, essentially, as in The Archbishop of Salzburg was in substance a temporal authority as well. [Late 1300s]
In essence, basically, as in I don't remember all the details, but in substance this was the plan. [Late 1400s]
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How to use in substance in a sentence
Scalise spoke briefly, adding little of substance, saying that the people back home know him best.
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
Her travel clique has been known to arrive at an airport, bags packed, passport-in-hand, within hours of spotting a deal.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Earl Spencer adds, “Effectively, my great-grandfather sold his children to his father-in-law.”The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lack of a gun is not likely to be a major problem for close-in air-to-air dogfights against other jets.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In withdrawing aside sorrow remaineth: and the substance of the poor is according to his heart.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Its backbone should be the study of biology and its substance should be the threshing out of the burning questions of our day.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
The commander-in-chief still kept him attached to the headquarter staff, and constantly employed him on special service.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The nature both of this substance and the antecedent substance from which it is derived is not known.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd