a (person) of substance

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a (person) of substance

Someone who has a lot of power, money, or influence. I think my parents were disappointed that I chose not to marry a woman of substance, but they seem to have gotten over it. Despite being a humble shop owner, his interactions with every person of the community has made him a person of substance in the eyes of the people here.
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a woman, man, person, etc. of ˈsubstance

(formal) a person who is important, powerful or rich: In those days, a station master was a man of substance in the community.
See also: of, substance
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"Even the etherealists admit that mind itself must have substance in order to transmit to imaginings the appearance of substance. For if there really was no such thing as substance it could not be suggested--what never has been cannot be imagined.
With this loss of substance and exhaustion of strength, the homes of the people will be stripped bare, and three-tenths of their income will be dissipated; while government expenses for broken chariots, worn-out horses, breast-plates and helmets, bows and arrows, spears and shields, protective mantles, draught-oxen and heavy wagons, will amount to four-tenths of its total revenue.
To sketch my meaning roughly, examples of substance are 'man' or 'the horse', of quantity, such terms as 'two cubits long' or 'three cubits long', of quality, such attributes as 'white', 'grammatical'.
At any moment, by an effort of his will, he could discern substances through their misty lack of substance, and convince himself that they were not solid in their nature, like yonder table of carved oak, or that big, square, leather-bound and brazen-clasped volume of divinity.
According to Dr Nabila al Wahaibi, the principal author of the study, among the patients seeking cessation therapy peer influences on the initiation of substance use were significant.
[USA], Aug 8 (ANI): A recent study has suggested that not everyone who initiates the use of substance like, nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, and cocaine ends up with a substance use disorder.
She said the scale of substance abuse in the second quarter of 2017\18 was shown by the 59 patients treated for drug related conditions from July to September at Sabrana Psychiatric Hospital.
However, community living can be a potential source of substance abuse problems in this group.
The ACP's recommendations address the growing rates of opioid addiction, as well as the financial burden of substance abuse on the medical system.
Availability of drugs, peer pressure, curiosity, and frustration are among the causes of substance dependence.
(3,4) Rate of substance abuse among schizophrenics is twice that of general population.
The socio-economic status influences the frequency of substance use among adolescents.
There is neither a legal mandate nor an obligation to copy the procedure of substance restriction under REACH and involve ECHA and its scientific committees; Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC), Socio-Economic Analysis Committee (SEAC).
The epidemic of substance abuse in young generation has assumed alarming dimensions in India.