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.
See also: of, substance
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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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'But I would not have thee to go in anger, thinking hardly of me - a gatherer of cow-dung and grass at Shamlegh, but still a woman of substance.'
She is a woman of substance and style with a passion for fashion and travel," it added.
"When I first saw Anushree's collection, I absolutely loved it because it proudly and steadfastly celebrates the woman of today -- a woman of substance. I am in awe of the perfect amalgamation of the delicate beauty of the embroidery, similar to what we associate with femininity, and the clear designs signifying the inner strength that every woman has within" she said in a statement.
Last year at Masala Awards Mahira Khan, who made a Bollywood debut in Shah Rukh Khan's Raees, was awarded Woman of Substance while MawraHocane, who did not have a movie in 2017 was recognized for her social media skills with the Social Media Sensation award.
There is every reason to have more women in Parliament at least to teach men the difference between a slay queen and a woman of substance. Slay queen can, of course, be a woman of substance depending on which man is judging.
An avid animal rights campaigner and most famous for her role in A Woman of Substance , Mrs Seagrove will not be attending Surrey's second biggest fayre, which will take place on Sunday (June 9).
Mahira Khan was awarded as the Asian Woman of Substance and Saba Qamar got the award for Best Breakthrough Performance after She appearing in Hindi Medium and impressed the audience.
Netizens called her a 'woman of substance' and 'grounded and principled.'
Their top ratings hit was 13.9million for the final episode of A Woman of Substance in 1985.
The 84-year-old's 1979 debut novel, A Woman of Substance, told of a servant's rise from rags to riches - and, like Downton, was based in Yorkshire.
by John Fowler, Gayton Eleanor WE GATHERED in a corner of the park, About twenty of us, The public and those in public life, The drizzle came down and the umbrellas went up, It was December, People chatted and speeches were made, Informal and informative, About this lady, Daughter of Liverpool, We heard of her public service, Her fight for women's suffrage, Her concern for others, A woman of substance, Not lacking in material things, But rich in humanity, Her sayings now fastened to the wall, Would change in colour over time, But not in moment, And then we left, The words ringing in my eyes.
"She (Rani Laxmibai) was a woman of substance. There are lot of women today who do multi-tasking, they are house wives who do something that makes a difference, they protect their surroundings in whichever way they can.
With their dynamic shapes, sharp edges and striking appearance, the Excalibur Essential 36 Automatic are truly a definite statement of intent and style for the woman of substance. Simultaneously evoking fire and ice, the sparkling gems reflect and accentuate the cool gleam of the dial with its shimmering sun-brushed finish.
A man or woman of substance that could make the party electable.
SHE is a woman of substance. Meet 30- year- old Sangita Awhale who sold her ' mangalsutra' to get a toilet built in her house.