- "won by a substantial margin"
- "ate a substantial breakfast"
- "substantial audience/loan"
being the essence or essential element of a thing
- "substantial equivalents"
having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary
- "most ponderous and substantial things - Shakespeare"
- "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"
- "the substantial world"
Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall