Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Substantial

Substantial means, of considerable importance, size or value. It also describes something strongly built or made (in the case of my cakes sometimes both meanings apply!) Another meaning is concerning the substantial points of something.

Substantially either means to a great extent, or for the most part.

To say that the substance of my substantial (100,000 words!) novel, Paint Me a Picture, concerns Mavis's relationships with her family and colleagues is substantially correct.

14 comments:

  1. I've eaten a substantial amount of chocolate!

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  2. I've lost a substantial amount of weight.

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    1. I'm guessing you're not following Maggie's diet plan, Niddy?

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  3. You'll be a substantial person if you can say all that five times fast!

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  4. I need to spend a substantial amount of time having fun in 2016.

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  5. Well, to a substantial friend, of considerable importance, from a substantial friend, strongly built, I'd like to say, well said!

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