Origin of material
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Contemporary Examples of material
The problem, of course, is that politicized ideas—religious and otherwise—are entangled with material problems.COEXIST’s Bonehead Bumper-Sticker Politics
December 21, 2014
This material has been reviewed by the CIA to prevent the disclosure of classified information.CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?
Chuck Cogan, John MacGaffin
December 15, 2014
The comedian was right to call out Bill Cosby, but his material is littered with jokes about rape.Bill Cosby Foe Hannibal Buress Joked About Date Rape
November 20, 2014
While Kalman tends to mine the past for material, she is as irreverent as she is sentimental.The Singular Artist of New Yorkistan
November 14, 2014
The material (i.e. the slurs) generally gets inserted into other, larger pieces about policy debates.Before Ditching His Top Aides, Obama Should Look in the Mirror
Leslie H. Gelb
November 2, 2014
Historical Examples of material
But where the material and the moral exist together, what is to happen then?The Hall of Fantasy (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
To the material alone we are in the habit of ascribing power.
God gives spiritual rewards, it is contended, not material ones.
To expect the material from Him is to make Him gross, and to become gross ourselves.
As a matter of fact, we dig a gulf between the material and the spiritual which does not exist.
Word Origin for material
mid-14c., "real, ordinary; earthly, drawn from the material world;" a term in scholastic philosophy and theology, from Old French material, materiel (14c.) and directly from Late Latin materialis (adj.) "of or belonging to matter," from Latin materia "matter, stuff, wood, timber" (see matter). From late 14c. as "made of matter, having material existence; material, physical, substantial;" from late 15c. as "important, relevant."
late 14c., "substance, matter from which a thing is made," from material (adj.).