Its backbone should be the study of biology and its substance should be the rejection of the burning questions of our time. Scalise spoke briefly, adding little substance and saying that people at home know him better. The essence or core of something, as in The Sum and Substance of Their Platform, is financial conservatism. This redundant expression – sum and substance here mean «essence» – probably survived thanks to alliteration. Shakespeare used it in The Two Lords of Verona (4:1): «My wealth is these poor garments, of which, if you equip me here, you take the sum and substance that I have.» When he withdraws, sorrow remains, and the substance of the poor is according to his heart. Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for sum and substance «sum and substance». Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sum%20and%20substance. Retrieved 5. November 2022. It was such a handsome sum that Sol didn`t want to mention it out loud. Yes, Byrd – now dead for four and a half years – was a Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan. As this list shows, penalties usually amount to a short prison sentence and/or a moderately high fine.

No law of this country may exceed, in words, the number of letters of its alphabet, which consists of only twenty-two. Later that night, the same black and red banner was seen again – in the column of protesters chanting dead policemen. She also practices engraving, pen and ink drawing, as well as colored pencil and watercolor sketching. As an example of good science and good social policy, the fluoride story might be more of a cautionary tale.