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substantive
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Middlemarch
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  • Many who knew her, thought it a pity that so substantive and rare a creature should have been absorbed into the life of another, and be only known in a certain circle as a wife and mother.

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  • Still, Pearson had to be more mindful of the concerns of black residents than at the beginning of his career—even if that mindfulness didn’t translate into any substantive changes during his tenure.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Most of the questions were substantive and academic, until she was thrown a curve.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes

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