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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 ?
Images may cause us to use words which mean them, and these words, heard or read, may in turn cause the appropriate images.
A memory-image of a particular occurrence, when accompanied by a memory-belief, may be said to mean the occurrence of which it is an image.
If it has all the associations appropriate to spaniels but no others, we shall say it means "spaniel"; while if it has all the associations appropriate to one particular dog, it will mean that dog, however vague it may be as a picture.
The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you CAN make words mean so many different things.
I meant by "impenetrability" that we've had enough of that subject, and it would be just as well if you'd mention what you mean to do next, as I suppose you don't mean to stop here all the rest of your life.
Well, there is another question: By friends and enemies do we mean those who are so really, or only in seeming?
Then when the person who asks me is not in his right mind I am by no means to make the return?
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.
Is not that also social, and determined by the social conditions under which you educate, by the intervention, direct or indirect, of society, by means of schools, etc.
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.
The German word ALSO is the equivalent of the English phrase "You know," and does not mean anything at all--in TALK, though it sometimes does in print.
And have you no means of checking frauds of this kind by commanding your neighbouring subjects to feel one another?
He was one day engaged with Mr Allworthy in a discourse on charity: in which the captain, with great learning, proved to Mr Allworthy, that the word charity in Scripture nowhere means beneficence or generosity.
Upon this, Wilkins was immediately summoned; who having confirmed what the captain had said, was by Mr Allworthy, by and with the captain's advice, dispatched to Little Baddington, to inform herself of the truth of the fact: for the captain exprest great dislike at all hasty proceedings in criminal matters, and said he would by no means have Mr Allworthy take any resolution either to the prejudice of the child or its father, before he was satisfied that the latter was guilty; for though he had privately satisfied himself of this from one of Partridge's neighbours, yet he was too generous to give any such evidence to Mr Allworthy.
I conceived of its effect then, but I conceived of it as a misfortune, a fatality; now I am by no means sure that it was so; hereafter the creation of beauty, as we call it, for beauty's sake, may be considered something monstrous.