a man/woman/person of substance

noun phrase

literary
: a person who is rich and powerful

Examples of a man/woman/person of substance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The girl hawking sloppy burgers while washing a car has grown into a woman of substance who understands her worth as a political advocate. Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2024 Both are invaluable currency in the GOP, but DeSantis is also clearly a person of substance who does his homework and has excelled at the practical elements of his job even as he’s earned a national following. The Editors, National Review, 24 May 2023

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“A man/woman/person of substance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20man%2Fwoman%2Fperson%20of%20substance. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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