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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 ?
Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property, and on the conditions of bourgeois production; by means of measures, therefore,which appear economically insufficient and untenable, but which, in the course of the movement, outstrip themselves, necessitate further inroads upon the old social order, and are unavoidable as a means of entirely revolutionising the mode of production.
Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
If the proletariat during its contest with the bourgeoisie is compelled, by the force of circumstances, to organise itself as a class, if, by means of a revolution, it makes itself the ruling class, and, as such, sweeps away by force the old conditions of production, then it will, along with these conditions, have swept away the conditions for the existence of class antagonisms and of classes generally, and will thereby have abolished its own supremacy as a class.
But, above all things, let this regulation be made by the law, that no one shall have too much power, either by means of his fortune or friends; but if he has, for his excess therein, let it be contrived that he shall quit the country.
A intended the utterance of x to produce some effect in an audience by means of the recognition of this intention.