His daughter, Noelle, appears to have won a battle with substance abuse, a common subplot for many American families.
The rhetoric was mostly as empty of substance and evasive on details as a Paul Ryan budget.
The real reason Perry will find it nearly impossible to win a general election is, believe it or not, substance.
Because I think Avatar is a really good blend of entertainment and substance.
Bloodworth blames the mainstream press for essentially drinking the Catholic Kool-Aid without really checking for substance.
Dr. Wardan liked the frame of the observations, disliked the substance.
To all appearance, the rock was as firmly fastened as any other portion of the earth's substance.
Duffham wondered whether it was, in substance, all she had to tell.
You have the wisdom that grasps the substance and lets the shadows flit.
Gay Lussac and Thnard have shown this substance to be a Protoxide.
c.1300, "essential nature," from Old French substance (12c.), from Latin substantia "being, essence, material," from substans, present participle of substare "stand firm, be under or present," from sub "up to, under" + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). A loan-translation of Greek hypostasis. Meaning "any kind of corporeal matter" is first attested mid-14c. Sense of "the matter of a study, discourse, etc." first recorded late 14c.
substance sub·stance (sŭb'stəns)
That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
A material of a particular kind or constitution.