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man/woman of substance

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishman/woman of substanceman/woman of substanceBritish English literary a rich man or woman substance
Examples from the Corpus
man/woman of substanceHis will, executed on 12 December 1760, shows him to have been a man of substance.He accepted the semi-political duties of a man of substance in his county.But Miss Close's father was a man of substance, and he finally bought the picture for a rather large sum.He was a man of substance.I was a man of substance now, I had arrived.The lowest officials on the administrative tier were the village headmen, who were normally men of substance.I am not worried about the men of substance.Aristeides represented the land forces, the men of substance, who provided their own armour and were not paid.
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