He is concerned only with his own material comforts.
The researchers included all data that was material. Noun
paper, plastic, or other materials
She was never without reading material.
The curtains required yards of expensive material.
Recent Examples on the Web
So companies did well that were understated, deliver on material contracts.—Fortune Editors, Fortune, 15 Nov. 2023 The thanks being belted out in classroom choruses were not for any material bounty—of which there was little in an impoverished land—but for Egypt’s pre-eminence in the Arab world.—Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, 15 Nov. 2023 None of the posts targeted by the FTC included any disclosures in the videos themselves, with some creators failing entirely to indicate their material connection to the beverage association anywhere in the post.—Angela Yang, NBC News, 15 Nov. 2023 The entrepreneurial spirit now demands a wider vision and purpose, not just material wealth.—Lumine Lin, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Both works are attuned to the allure of ersatz luxury in conditions of material deprivation, as well as the social and emotional effects of chronic lack.—Jess Bergman, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2023 The investigation and its results are not expected to have a material impact on our business.—Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Nov. 2023 Request material samples, read labels and descriptions, and compare material choices against your lifestyle and needs to find the best fit.—Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Oct. 2023 Currently housed at Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago, this new exhibition highlights the artist’s marble sculptures and quilt compositions, while creating a larger understanding of material culture.—Okla Jones, Essence, 20 Oct. 2023
Some of the issues presented in the litigation could decide whether creators are compensated for the use of their material to train human-mimicking chatbots that have the potential to undercut their labor.—Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Nov. 2023 On Thursday, the watchdog group Media Matters published a report showing that the ads of major corporations were appearing on X alongside antisemitic material.—Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2023 For others in the cast, bonding with this decades-old story and material took other forms.—David Browne, Rolling Stone, 20 Nov. 2023 At the Troubadour, Marshall is particularly dialed in, steadied perhaps by the Dylan material.—Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 According to authorities, the company was accused of subleasing the lot to at least five other businesses, which brought other materials onto the lot that were not authorized.—Stepheny Price, Fox News, 20 Nov. 2023 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.—Mike Wall, Scientific American, 20 Nov. 2023 Eucalyptus sheets usually take less water and less harsh materials to make, compared to cotton or bamboo sheets.—Nena Farrell, WIRED, 20 Nov. 2023 The living quarters pair modern materials and furnishings with retro touches that recall charming ‘80s decor.—Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 20 Nov. 2023 See More
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Adjective and Noun
Middle English materiel, from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin materialis, from Latin materia matter — more at matter