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materiality


It was a folly, with the materiality of this daily life pressing so intrusively upon me, to attempt to fling myself back into another age, or to insist on creating the semblance of a world out of airy matter, when, at every moment, the impalpable beauty of my soap-bubble was broken by the rude contact of some actual circumstance.
Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  significance

in accounting:  information would have no impact on the decision-maker can be treated in the easiest manner

in law:  significant facts
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  • It was a folly, with the materiality of this daily life pressing so intrusively upon me, to attempt to fling myself back into another age, or to insist on creating the semblance of a world out of airy matter, when, at every moment, the impalpable beauty of my soap-bubble was broken by the rude contact of some actual circumstance.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • To the coarse materiality of that rivalry it added an inflaming soul.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Something of the light that blazes invisible within the abysses of its normally opaque materiality breaks forth, with an increasing uproar.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Now, in the natural sciences truth is always a desideratum; and I confess it would seem to be equally so in the present case of domestic uncertainty, which may be called a vacuum where according to the laws of physic, there should exist some pretty palpable proofs of materiality.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie

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  • ) "And the Angels that kept not their first estate, but left their owne habitation, hee hath reserved in everlasting chaines under darknesse unto the Judgement of the last day;" though it prove the Permanence of Angelicall nature, it confirmeth also their Materiality.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
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Associated words [difficulty]:   materiality [9]
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