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Word: substantive

Definition: substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues


Sentences Containing 'substantive'

The Albino is as well made as other men--has no substantive deformity--and yet this mere aspect of all-pervading whiteness makes him more strangely hideous than the ugliest abortion.

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