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suhb stuhn tiv

  • n  any word or group of words functioning as a noun
  • s  having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable
  • a  defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established
    substantive law
  • s  being on topic and prompting thought

  • Whether Mr Blake is a fake or not will be proved when he faces substantive policy questions.
  • It is not about making an appearance of being sincere but about doing something substantive.
  • The opening ceremony, among other spectacular displays, had a section that offered a substantive evening of music.
News & Articles

  • In Tijuana, A Breakfast Hall For The Stranded
    Above: "Deportees form up outside a Tijuana breakfast hall, where many will have their only substantive meal of the day."
    June 20, 2013 - KPBS San Diego
  • Guest view of Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes: Long-term solution needed to manage distressed schools
    We need a viable long-term solution that is substantive, sustainable and ensures these children receive a quality education.
    June 19, 2013 - The Bay City Times
  • China asks U.S. to explain Internet surveillance
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China made its first substantive comments on Monday to reports of U.S. surveillance of the Internet, demanding that Washington explain its monitoring programs to the international community. Several nations, including U.S. allies, have reacted angrily to revelations by an ex-CIA employee over a week ago that U.S. authorities had tapped the servers of internet companies for ...
    June 17, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Ed Miliband in AFP
    This was a chaotic process dogged by procedural games,Miliband wrote. "The procedural wrangling was, in fact, a cover for points of serious, substantive disagreement. The vast majority of countries, developed and developing, believe that...
  • Ben Bernanke in
    Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said last week the US central bank stands ready "to take substantive additional action as needed to support growth and to provide adequate insurance against downside risks."
  • Arlen Specter in Huffington Post (blog)
    Well, Solicitor General Kagan, I think the commentaries in the media are accurate. We started off with a standard that you articulated at the University of Chicago Law School about substantive discussions,Specter said. "And they say we...

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