Matter Sentence Examples
As a matter of fact, I think we're on completely different planets.
It was only a matter of days.
The Trinity--the three elements of matter--are sulphur, mercury, and salt.
As a matter of fact, I'm eating rainbow grass.
I don't know what is the matter with me today.Advertisement
No matter what, you will always, always protect your family first.
The matter was mentioned to the Emperor, an exception made, and Boris transferred into the regiment of Semenov Guards with the rank of cornet.
When he returned to Moscow Pierre was handed a letter from Marya Dmitrievna asking him to come and see her on a matter of great importance relating to Andrew Bolkonski and his betrothed.
We can understand that the matter seemed like that to contemporaries.
It was not a matter of life but rather of death, as the saying is.Advertisement
The father and mother did not speak of the matter to their son again, but a few days later the countess sent for Sonya and, with a cruelty neither of them expected, reproached her niece for trying to catch Nicholas and for ingratitude.
Denisov, having given his name, announced that he had to communicate to his Serene Highness a matter of great importance for their country's welfare.
Does it matter what I think?
Nicholas dismounted, and with Natasha and Petya, who had ridden up, stopped near the hounds, waiting to see how the matter would end.
But his powers were no longer what they had been, and he was never able to examine sufficiently into the matter.Advertisement
Papa, I have come on a matter of business.
But what is the matter with you, Count?
She wanted to tell him that it didn't matter, but it did.
Granting this is a general truth, it must yet be acknowledged as a special fact, that in fossil birds we have as yet but scanty means of arriving at any precise results which will justify bold generalization in the matter of avine distribution.
She does not, it would seem, prove the existence of spirit without matter, or of innate ideas, or of immortality, or anything else that any other human being does not prove.Advertisement
It can't be helped! said the count, shrugging his shoulders and speaking playfully of a matter that evidently distressed him.
Should he go to headquarters next day and challenge that affected adjutant, or really let the matter drop, was the question that worried him all the way.
This is the one matter in which she disobeys him.
He spent every day and whole days at the Karagins', and every day on thinking the matter over told himself that he would propose tomorrow.
No matter what time of year, there's an outdoor activity to be found, from biking and hiking, fishing and sailing, and cross-country skiing, sledding and ice skating.Advertisement
Although Mount Everest appears fairly bright at 100 miles' distance, as seen from the neighbourhood of Darjeeling, we cannot suppose that the atmosphere is as transparent as is implied in the above numbers; and, of course, this is not to be expected, since there is certainly suspended matter to be reckoned with.
There is evidence that the request was prompted by the king, and his consent was given as a matter of course.
In this matter, differentiation has proceeded very differently in animals and plants respectively, no nerves or sense organs being structurally recognizable.
The water of the soil, which in well-drained soil is met with in the form of delicate films surrounding the particles of solid matter, is absorbed into the plant by the delicate hairs borne by the young roots, the entry being effected by a process of modified osmosis.
Those Fungi which are saprophytic can only live when supplied with organic compounds of some complexity, which they derive from decomposing animal or vegetable matter.
If we examine the seat of active growth in a young root or twig, we find that the cells in which the organic substance, the protoplasm, of the plant is being formed and increased, are not supplied with carbon dioxide and mineral matter, but with such elaborated material as sugar and proteid substances, or others closely allied to them.
It consists essentially of a number of minute corpuscles or plastids, the protoplasmic substance of which is impregnated with a green coloring matter.
Each is a small protoplasmic body, in the meshes of whose vubstance the green coloring matter chlorophyll is contained in some form of solution.
This coloring matter, as shown by its absorption spectrum, picks out of the ordinary beam of light a large proportion of its red and blue rays, together with some of the green and yellow.
The growth or increase of the protoplasm at the expense of the nutritive matter for a time keeps pace with the increased size of the cell, but by and by it becomes vacuolated as more and more water is attracted into the interior.
As regards water, its deficiency or excess is a relative matter, and although many of the minor maladies of pot-plants in windows and greenhouses controlled by amateurs depend on its misuse, water alone is probably never a primary cause of disease.
The identity of plant form of many of the conifers of both temperate and of warm temperate districts is probably a matter of phylogenetic and not of ecological importance.
These substances can, however, be dissolved out in water, and the green coloring matter of the chloroplast then becomes visible.
It is urged that the various parts are, as a matter of fact, organs; and that it is therefore inadmissible to ignore their functions, as is done in the foregoing definitions.
As a matter of fact, a stamen is a stamen and nothing else, from the very beginning.
Progress Of Geographical Discovery Exploration and geographical discovery must have started from more than one centre, and to deal justly with the matter one ought to treat of these separately in the early ages before the whole civilized world was bound together by the bonds of modern intercommunication.
These are always printed in the editions on the same page as the Mishnah and Gemara, the whole, with various other matter, filling generally about 12 folio volumes.
Half a century later the famous Gaon Seadiah, also of Sura, issued his Siddur, in which the rubrical matter is in Arabic. Besides the Siddur, or order for Sabbaths and general use, there is the Mahzor (cycle) for festivals and fasts.
His original works are mostly biblical commentaries and some additional matter on the Moreh.
In August of the same year he was again arrested, and on his appearance in court he desired his defence to be undertaken by two women who were with him, alleging that the matter was of special concern to women.
No doubt there was a class that knew only English; there may have been a much smaller class that knew only French; any man who pretended to high cultivation would speak all as a matter of course; Bishop Gilbert Foliot, for instance, was eloquent in all three.
Impurities render the mineral grey, greenish or reddish, bituminous matter being often present in the massive varieties.
The truth of the matter is rather that the circumstances of most modern commonwealths have been unfavourable to the preservation, and still more to the growth, of privileged bodies.
The strictness of the principle of admission or exclusion differs at the various German courts, and has tended to be modified by the growth of a new aristocracy of wealth; but a single instance known to the present writer may serve to illustrate the fundamental divergence of German (a fortiori Austrian) ideas from English in this matter.
It contains nothing distinctly Christian, and it contains nothing of great value; therefore its authorship is a matter of little consequence.
In this work, the product, according to Lange, of a fanatical enthusiasm for humanity, he sought to demonstrate the indestructibility of matter and force, and the finality of physical force.
It doesn't matter that the person selling pencils doesn't know how the pencil is made; he only needs to know how to sell them.
What's the matter, Rostov?
On Rostov's inquiry as to how the matter stood, he at once produced from under his pillow a paper he had received from the commission and the rough draft of his answer to it.
In spite of her age and plainness she had gone through the same process as the Rostovs, but with less flurry – for to her it was a matter of routine.
Now, hunting is another matter--that's it, come on!
What do they matter to you?
What theory and science is possible about a matter the conditions and circumstances of which are unknown and cannot be defined, especially when the strength of the acting forces cannot be ascertained?
What's the matter? asked Natasha, as with animated face she ran into the room.
I'll take the matter to the captain of police.
The superintendent of police, who had gone that morning by Count Rostopchin's orders to burn the barges and had in connection with that matter acquired a large sum of money which was at that moment in his pocket, on seeing a crowd bearing down upon him told his coachman to stop.
What does it matter whether it is St. Nicholas or St. Blasius?
But what is the matter with you, Mary? he suddenly asked.
The Christmas tree could only be seen from the back of the house, but that didn't matter.
It was Alex who talked her into the IVF, but what did it matter?
How long did he think he could hide them - or avoid them, for that matter?
I can't see any of the girls running the ranch... or wanting to, for that matter.
I don't know that, but it doesn't matter.
No, she wasn't sure, but that didn't seem to matter.
Yes, it does matter.
The idea that Brandon felt relieved wasn't all that flattering - or comforting, for that matter.
They were disappointed when Adrienne didn't invite Michael... or anyone else, for that matter.
No, he didn't see, but what did it matter?
He could have gone to get those troops - or to Ashley for that matter.
One part of her mind was whispering for her to push him away, but the other side was shouting that it didn't matter.
Is something the matter?
Only Quinn seemed pleased with that result but when we tried to question him about it he refused to discuss the matter.
It's the O'Brien matter.
Both felt we should keep our hands off the matter.
Quinn seemed to ponder the matter.
While we kidded about selling Howie out for a million buck reward, the increased outside interest in our activities was a serious matter.
I gave him an hour to check into the matter.
This is a serious matter.
It's unfair to keep them in the dark on this matter.
This isn't like you; or Quinn for that matter.
When he spoke, he had encouraging news on another matter.
Quinn is another matter.
The idea of any of us going out to California is another matter.
I don't know why she asked me; it didn't appear as if I had a say in the matter.
I don't remember the name of the town but that didn't matter.
Yes, he professed a desire to know what happened but actually seeing it was another matter.
After all, he wasn't going to live long enough for his feelings to matter.
In a few days, he'd be dead, and food wouldn't matter.
Sweetheart, I'll find you no matter what.
No matter, I'm outta here, Damian said.
No matter what, she wasn't going to be defenseless again.
It's a matter of finding what that is.
No matter what, she had to stay with Jonny.
Neither of those things would matter when dealing with Xander.
What I want doesn't matter.
One, no matter what you See, you are forbidden from telling the person exactly what it is.
She was pretty sure Damian would find her no matter where she tried to go, but damn them all, she was going home.
No matter what you think, you can't live without his blood.
No matter what anyone else thought, it was her reality.
He'd always found something wrong, something evil or bad, no matter how small the inclination.
You must take care of kiri no matter what.
If her bond to him was like hers to Gabriel, he'd be able to find her no matter what.
Would it be as strong as hers had been to Gabriel, where she'd ached for him to touch her, no matter how little sense it made?
You did that last night, no matter what you choose to remember.
Darkyn would find her no matter what, but she had the urge to see trees.
She wished she'd realized that a few days earlier, before it was too late to matter.
I chose to live, no matter what the consequences.
Should it matter that she was Darkyn's daughter?
What happens then won't matter.
No matter what happened from here on out, neither Darkyn nor Gabriel would ever let them live after this.
Patsy, while incarcerated, still had a say in the matter.
That, and the little matter of a cookie in the oven of love, which seemed to be taking a back seat in her ire.
He's the one who made this an official matter for the sheriff's office.
They lucked out on the matter of inn sitting.
I just had to promise not to discuss the matter and keep an open mind—which I always maintain anyhow.
I figure them bones is another matter.
In his mind, anyone tied to the Dawkins, no matter how obliquely, was fair game.
While Dean could have officially requested Fitzgerald to pursue the matter, his past experience was beginning to teach Dean when to keep his mouth shut.
Nor, for that matter, would have anyone else Dean could think of, Acting Sheriff Fitzgerald included.
It was only a matter of time until someone looked in that theater junk.
My wife and I promised we'd research the matter for her.
We're just trying to find out who might be involved in covering up the matter.
They all feigned shock and surprise at this not-uncommon happening as Paulette huffily announced she'd absent herself with a walk around the block while they "took care of the matter."
Perhaps we could arrange to meet and discuss this matter.
Children from the nearby campground drifted sticks and other small floating matter in the stream.
This may be a different matter.
Both men felt the old man had probably killed him, but Westlake's brief disclosure was insufficient to pursue the matter and as both men were dead, there was little incentive to do so.
Dean did feel a pang of regret at not having confronted Joseph Dawkins on one important matter.
Knowing the most powerful creature – one the Dark One himself exiled at one point for his ruthlessness – had taken over Hell was another matter entirely.
No matter how many Deidres were shoved into that perfect little body, she'd never have the control over him she once had.
No matter what they thought of his human origins, he was still the deity in charge of the underworld.
Did it matter, if doing as they said cost her Gabriel?
It didn't matter that he'd been sentenced to Hell by the very people he was now charged with protecting.
No matter what it was, though, you're my mate.
It doesn't matter what color your hair is or what Darkyn did to you.
Maybe Rhyn was right and the past didn't matter so much.
I won't walk away from you, no matter how bad it is, he said softly.
Is it no longer a matter of discretion?
He didn't think it was possible for that to happen twice, but if it were … Would it matter?
As confused as he felt, Gabriel would never let anyone hurt either Deidre, no matter whose mate she was.
He didn't believe Darkyn's mate when she said it didn't matter.
Does it really matter?
Of course, it didn't matter, since he was already angry.
No matter what, you're my mate.
He should be able to find his mate no matter where she was – but couldn't.
Some things never grew boring no matter how often they were repeated.
After that, neither of them would discuss the matter further with her.
What's the matter with him?
It didn't matter who called them as long as the man was put where he could do no more harm.
I just thought... well, it doesn't matter.
Whether it was physiological or psychological didn't matter at this point.
I know I'll enjoy being with my family – no matter where we go.
It didn't matter if she felt the same or if she had someone else.
No matter where the compass pointed, it led him to the correct body.
They argued about marriage for weeks before he finally went silent on the matter.
He always did, no matter what the personal cost.
Watching the sun sink into the ocean, he knew it was only a matter of time before he gave in and accepted it, like Rhyn eventually did Katie.
Doesn't matter to me.
No matter what, I'll continue to honor my obligations and protect you.
It was just a matter of patience.
No, she wasn't ready for Gabriel yet, no matter how strongly her body responded to his smallest touch.
It doesn't much matter what you want, Kiki replied.
It didn't matter, if she died in a few weeks.
It doesn't matter how I feel.
No matter what he said, she'd heard enough about past-Deidre to understand there was much more to their relationship.
I guess it really doesn't matter.
Did it matter, if she was able to live a full life?
We have one other small matter between us, but" past-Death smiled again "I don't lose.
Did it matter, if he loved her either way?
What should matter to you is that you're going to be the mate of a deity.
He'd find her no matter what, and he wasn't going to be swayed by her neck next time.
No matter what Rhyn would've said, the damage was done.
It doesn't matter, Kris.
In the end, it didn't matter.
It made the clothing unit much less intimidating than Romas's lecture on matter and antimatter and how to store the two successfully without blowing up something.
What did it matter if she decided to leave and went about doing it her own way?
She sighed, resigned to the fact that she would stick out no matter what she wore.
But I don't consider this matter to be closed.
And I thought you had a matter you wished to tell me as well.
The fate of my people will not matter if they do not live through the war!
She was headed to the planet no matter what.
A little late to matter, Kiera said with a shrug.
While Dean felt sorry for the distressed woman, he continued to hope his dearest Cynthia would let the matter rest.
It didn't seem to matter.
No matter what we have to do.
I'm not saying she did try to kill him, but I'm just letting you know I'm with the both of you, all the way, no matter how it comes out.
It's only a matter of time until justice is served.
I been giving that matter a little thought too.
There was one way to settle the matter.
Naw. But it don't matter.
It's no matter if you can't perform.
Then there's the matter of the pen.
Knowing her suicide would put the matter to rest.
But it doesn't really matter does it?
Dean tried to put the matter to final rest.
It doesn't matter what I think.
Well, it doesn't matter.
Connor had gone into the kitchen for a snack and came running, "What's the matter?"
Sarah, what's the matter?
It doesn't matter why, you are alive.
Why did she waste the breath discussing this matter with Katie?
But what did it matter?
It's just a matter of time until she and Bill get married and you know how Bill always liked this place.
It didn't matter, anyway.
And why should it matter to her?
And what did it matter?
Nothing more was said about the matter until a week later when Katie and Bill moved into their new home.
No matter what was going on, she had to protect the keys capable of destroying the world.
But he couldn't let himself do it, no matter how much he wanted her or how willing she was.
No matter what, she had to get the Horsemen to safety.
Would it matter if I were?
No matter what he wanted to say or do, he was stuck with the angel in the forest.
It doesn't matter, Kiki. I'll do what I'm supposed to. It's what I've resigned myself to do.
It won't matter if Darkyn gets to Katie first.
What's a matter, Dean?
If the twins had been in the hands of the family for three days, two more wouldn't matter.
Yes, money was a problem and she hadn't any idea how to tackle the matter.
The 'case' is a police matter if it's a case at all.
Dean asked Harrigan to work up his end of the report on the Byrne matter and make a few last minute return phone calls to neighbors, just to dot the I's.
That doesn't matter now.
The Byrne case was closed but in spite of Winston's admonishment, the matter wouldn't leave his mind.
Or maybe it was the intriguing matter of 2.8 million dollars.
Finally, there was a nice, solid brick wall ending speculation on this matter.
Although the heavy rain was holding off, there was a feeling it was only a matter of time before the full fury hit.
Courting a widow was one thing, but harboring a nagging feeling she might not be widowed was quite another matter.
From what you say the odds are high it's only a matter of time until his brother floats in.
The pair finished their burglary report and agreed to try and keep the matter out of the papers in deference to Dean's other police activities.
Dean was surprised by the FBI's prompt response to what he'd described to Winston as an unimportant matter.
Riley's comments were simple but moving and made Dean wonder if he were the eulogized party, who would speak so kindly of him—or, for that matter, even attend the memorial.
By Wednesday afternoon the matter was settled and the disposition of the case was in the hands of Bobby Witherspoon, the assistant DA, and the juvenile court system.
And don't forget the matter of the bike shoes.
I'm not going to open this up—to anyone— and cause Cynthia Byrne years of doubt on suspicions, no matter how strong our feelings become.
The last three days had slid by without anything unusual transpiring, at least on the Jeffrey Byrne matter.
While killings in Philadelphia were fun reading, a murder in Parkside was a far different matter.
The conversations were brief and the trip apparently uneventful, however Dean continued to have second thoughts about allowing Fred to dig into the matter on his own.
They agreed Lenny Harrigan should handle the matter in view of Dean's relationship with Ethel.
While he knew he should report his suspicion of being bugged, he feared having to answer questions about his clandestine work in the Byrne matter.
I can't blow the chance, no matter how slim it is.
He knew the yellow shirted rider was long gone, but strangely, it didn't seem to matter anymore.
No matter what happened to his relationship or hers, there was no going back now.
No matter what he did, the man will swear she led him on.
As a matter of fact, it had been sexual tension then as well.
It doesn't matter what might have been.
If people are going to think bad things about me, it won't matter whether I'm staying here at night or simply going out with him.
He said it didn't matter as long as it was quality and new.
No one had the heart to tell him, and it didn't really matter anyway.
No matter what the doctors say.
Josh couldn't claim he didn't know before he married her – or became involved with her, for that matter.
I'll always love you — no matter what.
What did he think was the matter?
It doesn't matter who planted the seed.
It doesn't matter, honey.
What's the matter, Josh?
Anyway, there was the matter of being able to keep Jonathan.
And what was the matter?
I tried to convince myself it didn't matter, but it does.
Their betrothal was short by White God standards, a matter of six days.
She'd be unable to use her gift against him in a matter of a few days.
Xander was in the gym whenever she was, no matter what time of day or night she went.
It all boils down to a matter of minutes, he'd heard his masters saying.
She'd be in danger no matter what, but he wasn't about to give them the rope they sought to hang her.
Trust your instincts, no matter what, Sofi added.
It's only a matter of time before he finds it now.
I'd never betray you, Darian, no matter what ghosts are in my closet.
Won't matter if I can't get us out of here.
I've chosen the safest route there is, but you're in danger no matter what route you choose.
We must respect their traditions, no matter how offensive they are.
As worried as they were, they were resolved to defending their kingdom, no matter what the price.
No matter what he felt, he couldn't hesitate to execute his plan.
Maybe most were, but there was that percentage – no matter where you went - who were looking for easy victims.
To his way of thinking, Carmen drifted his way most of the time because she either agreed or it didn't matter.
It still didn't matter unless she wanted to please Alex – or Katie.
Somehow I think I'll wind up on the losing side no matter what happens.
Ordinary observation of the landscape shows that there is another part, highly variable from day to day, and due to suspended matter, much of which is fine enough to scatter light of blue quality.
The clergy left the matter to the tsar's own decision.
The slogan of the team is, "Stand fast. No matter what!"
We shall suppose they did it upon great consideration and weighing of the matter, and it would be very strange and very ill if we should disturb and set aside what has been the course for a long series of times and ages."
To give any account, even in outline, of the subject matter of equity within the necessary limits of this article would be impossible.
In the matter of the rhythms, caesuras and elisions which it allows, the metrical treatment is much more severe than that of Catullus, whose elegiacs are comparatively rude and barbarous; but it is not bound hand and foot, like the Ovidian distich, in a formal and conventional system.
It is a matter of regret that Fontana's suggestion was unknown to him.
But the lowness of stature extends to the lower animals - cattle, horses, donkeys, &c. - and this may indicate that climatic causes have some part in the matter also, though Sergi denies this.
In Germany the concessions made to the pope and the reservations maintained by him in the matter of taxes and benefices were deemed excessive, and the prolonged discontent which resulted was one of the causes of the success of the Lutheran Reformation.
The earth, or other planet, does not actually move round the sun; yet it is carried round the sun in the subtle matter of the great vortex, where it lies in equilibrium, - carried like the passenger in a boat, who may cross the sea and yet not rise from his berth.
In truth therefore these attributes do not belong to body at all; and if we go on in the same way testing the received qualities of matter, we shall find that in the last resort we understand nothing by it but extension, with the secondary and derivative characters of divisibility and mobility.
In both these doctrines of a priori science Descartes has not been subverted, but, if anything, corroborated by the results of experimental physics; for the so-called atoms of chemical theory already presuppose, from the Cartesian point of view, certain aggregations of the primitive particles of matter.
We have then to think of a full universe of matter (and matter = extension) divided and figured with endless variety, and set (and kept) in motion by God; and any sort of division, figure and motion will serve the purposes of our supposition as well as another.
This finer matter which collects in the centre of each vortex is the first matter of Descartes - it constitutes the sun or star.
This second matter is atmosphere or firmament, which envelops and revolves around the central accumulation of first matter.
A third form of matter is produced from the original particles.
In doing what he did, Descartes actually exemplified that reduction of the processes of nature to mere transposition of the particles of matter, which in different ways was a leading idea in the minds of Bacon, Hobbes and Gassendi.
It should be added that the modern theory of vortex-atoms (Lord Kelvin's) to explain the constitution of matter has but slight analogy with Cartesian doctrine, and finds a parellel, if anywhere, in a modification of that doctrine by Malebranche.
In such a state of despair and destitution there is no hope for spiritualism, save in God; and Clauberg, Geulincx and Malebranche all take refuge under the shadow of his wings to escape the tyranny of extended matter.
Especially he had written to Pere Mesland, one of the order, to show how the Catholic doctrine of the eucharist might be made compatible with his theories of matter.
In connexion with the problem of universals, he held that the diversity of individuals depends on the quantitative division of matter (materia signata), and in this way he attracted the criticism of the Scotists, who pointed out that this very matter is individual and determinate, and, therefore, itself requires explanation.
In this case too it is associated with radioactive matter, which is almost ubiquitous.
The footless larvae are elongate, worm-like and very active; they feed upon almost any kind of waste animal matter, and when full-grown form a silken cocoon.
There are a number of methods available for adoption in the heating of buildings, but it is a matter of considerable difficulty to suit the method of warming to the class of building to be warmed.
The size of the boiler may be increased or diminished by the addition or subtraction of one or more sections; these, being simple in design, are easily fitted together, and should a section become defective it is a simple matter to insert a new one in its place.
With the success of this undertaking in view it is a matter of wonder that the example set in this instance has not been adopted to a much greater extent elsewhere.
Recent criticism has been far more impartial, and almost too much respect has been paid to his attainments, especially in the matter of metre, though Lydgate himself, with offensive lightheartedness, admits his poor craftsmanship.
The work is a small-sized quarto, containing fiftyseven pages of explanatory matter and ninety pages of tables.
He adds that he has appended it to the Rabdologia, in addition to the promptuary, because he did not wish to bury it in silence nor to publish so small a matter by itself.
The appointment of these would be regarded as a matter of course, and would not seem to call for any special notice in such a narrative as the Acts of the Apostles.
Ecclesiastical affairs were, as a matter of course, wholly under the management of the cantonal and municipal authorities, and Zwingli was content that it should be so.
The delay of the arbitration tribunal in London in giving its decision in the matter of the disputed boundary in Patagonia led to a crop of wild rumours being disseminated, and to a revival of animosity between the two peoples.
The penitenciers agricoles only differ from the maisons centrales in the matter of rgime; there are twoat Castelluccio and at Chiavari (Corsica).
It is found in European streams, and is caught by anglers, being also a favourite in aquariums. The well-known and important industry of "Essence Orientale" and artificial pearls, carried on in France and Germany with the crystalline silvery colouring matter of the bleak, was introduced from China about the middle of the 17th century.
Theoretically, no doubt, this is correct, but the typical members of the two groups are so different from one another that, as a matter of convenience, the retention of the two families seems advisable.
In the last stage (c) the exclusion of the ordinary Levites from all share in the priesthood of the sons of Aaron is looked upon as a matter of course, dating from the institution of priestly worship by Moses.
In other cases the inclusion of documents relating to the temple business, payments of tithes and other dues, salaries to temple officials, and such ceremonies as marriages, &c., which may have demanded the presence of the congregation and were at least partly religious in nature, have been allowed to complicate the matter.
It may further be added that materialism can be shown to be an inadequate philosophy in its attempts to account even for the physical universe, for this is inexplicable without the assumption of mind distinct from, and directive of, matter.
As a matter of fact, they are an alluvial deposit spread out by the same flood waters.
But the Transvaal War of 1899-1902, to which Australia sent 6310 volunteers (principally mounted rifles), and the gradual increase of military sentiment, brought the question more to the front, and more and more attention was given to making Australian defence a matter of local concern.
Another matter which deserves attention was the great drought which culminated in the year 1902.
The other colonies interested were anxious to bring the matter to a speedy termination, and readily agreed to this course of procedure.
Politics, which de Lesseps had always avoided, was his greatest enemy in this matter.
On this matter Philip would brook no opposition.
For the natural realist stands upon the common-sense position that minds and material objects have equally effective existence; while the idealist explains matter by mind and denies that mind can be explained by matter.
The pre-Socratics may be classed as naïve materialists in this sense; though, as at that early period the contrast between matter and spirit had not been' fully realized and matter was credited with properties that belong to life, it is usual to apply the term hylozoism to the earliest stage of Greek metaphysical theory.
Filled with blood, it was natural to regard it as the seat of the blood, and as a matter of fact one-sixth of the entire blood of man is in the liver, while in the case of some animals the proportion is even larger.
The mistake of speaking of the Sakai tribes as practically identical with the Semang or Pangan has very frequently been made, but as a matter of fact the two races are absolutely distinct from one another.
Its matter is olive oil, blessed by a bishop. It shall not be given except to a sick person whose death is apprehended.
Many of the ancient oaks that remain in England may date from Saxon times, and some perhaps from an earlier period; the growth of trees after the trunk has become hollow is extremely slow, and the age of such venerable giants only matter of vague surmise.
Every operation in which mind and matter are both concerned is an effect of neither, but the direct act of God.
Since it is impossible for us to make any alteration in the world of matter, all we can do is to submit.
The extraction (as is the case with all the rare earths) is a matter of great difficulty.
The terrigenous deposits consist of blue muds, red muds (abundant along the coast of Brazil, where the amount of organic matter present is insufficient to reduce the iron in the matter brought down by the great rivers to produce blue muds), green muds and sands, and volcanic and coral detritus.
The matter was settled by the Papal Legate, Simon de Brion, afterwards Pope Martin IV.
It was well known during the middle ages, and was largely used by William, archbishop of Tyre, for the first six books of his Belli sacri historic. In modern times its historical value has been seriously impugned, but the verdict of the best scholarship seems to be that in general it forms a true record of the events of the first crusade, although containing some legendary matter.
Herodotus mentions the temple dedicated to "Perseus" and asserts that Chemmis was remarkable for the celebration of games in honour of that hero, after the manner of the Greeks, at which prizes were given; as a matter of fact some representations are known of Nubians and people of Puoni (Somalic coast) clambering up poles before the god Min.
The great advantage of the tube anemometer lies in the fact that the exposed part can be mounted on a high pole, and requires no oiling or attention for years; and the registering part can be placed in any convenient position, no matter how far from the external part.
If we raise i lb of matter through a foot we do a certain amount of work against the earth's attraction; if we raise 2 lb through the same height we do twice this amount of work, and so on.
The conception of work and of energy was originally derived from observation of purely mechanical phenomena, that is to say, phenomena in which the relative positions and motions of visible portions of matter were all that were taken into consideration.
Francis Bacon expressed his conviction that heat consists of a kind of motion or "brisk agitation" of the particles of matter.
This shows that the principle of the dissipation of energy has control over the actions of those agents only whose faculties are too gross to enable them to grapple individually with the minute portions of matter which are the seat of energy.
The complainer entirely overlooks the fact that this is the kind of music in which such a phrase will certainly be heard again before we have time to forget it; and as a matter of fact the strings promptly repeat it fortissimo in a position which nothing can overpower.
The movement was especially strong in the diocese of Liege, and when Julienne, prioress of Mont-Cornillon near Liege (1222-1258), had a vision in which the need for the establishment of a festival in honour of the Sacrament was revealed to her, the matter was taken up with enthusiasm by the clergy, and in 1246 Robert de Torote, bishop of Liege, instituted such a festival for his diocese.