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matter

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  • matter
  • be significant
  • have significance
  • have importance

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to have or convey a particular idea

to have in mind as a goal or purpose

having or proceeding from low moral standards

of little distinction

lacking high station or birth

affected or tending to be affected with minor health problems

hard to treat, manage, or cope with

something, as a type, number, quantity, or degree, that represents a midpoint between extremes on a scale of valuation

that by which something is accomplished or some end achieved

all things, such as money, property, or goods, having economic value

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an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n

mean or intend to express or convey

have as a logical consequence

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denote or connote

have in mind as a purpose

destine or designate for a certain purpose

approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value

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characterized by malice

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having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality

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marked by poverty befitting a beggar

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(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity

(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt

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of no value or worth

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References in classic literature ?
Strictly speaking, ZUG means Pull, Tug, Draught, Procession, March, Progress, Flight, Direction, Expedition, Train, Caravan, Passage, Stroke, Touch, Line, Flourish, Trait of Character, Feature, Lineament, Chess-move, Organ-stop, Team, Whiff, Bias, Drawer, Propensity, Inhalation, Disposition: but that thing which it does NOT mean--when all its legitimate pennants have been hung on, has not been discovered yet.
Communism deprives no man of the power to appropriate the products of society; all that it does is to deprive him of the power to subjugate the labour of others by means of such appropriation.
And have you no means of checking frauds of this kind by commanding your neighbouring subjects to feel one another?
The two notaries were holding a consultation as to the best means of proceeding with the affair.
Doesn't it depend perhaps on what you mean by behaviour?
You mean when money is not wanted, but allowed to lie?
But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument,"' Alice objected.
I mean," said the captain, "Partridge the barber, the schoolmaster, what do you call him?
YOU don't seem ter sense what it means ter have Miss Polly WORRIED about ye, child
This degree of force or liveliness is part of what we ordinarily mean by the intensity of a sensation.
For me the district institutions simply mean the liability to pay fourpence halfpenny for every three acres, to drive into the town, sleep with bugs, and listen to all sorts of idiocy and loathsomeness, and self-interest offers me no inducement.
Humbugshire you mean, I think,' interposed Miss Wren.
Dashwood could penetrate, and at last, without saying a word, quitted the room, and walked out towards the village--leaving the others in the greatest astonishment and perplexity on a change in his situation, so wonderful and so sudden;--a perplexity which they had no means of lessening but by their own conjectures.
There is another art which imitates by means of language alone, and that either in prose or verse--which, verse, again, may either combine different metres or consist of but one kind--but this has hitherto been without a name.
Usury is the certainest means of gain, though one of the worst; as that whereby a man doth eat his bread, in sudore vultus alieni; and besides, doth plough upon Sundays.