the real meaning, without the unimportant details
importance, especially in relation to real life
"DNA is the substance of our genes"
"the gist of the prosecutor's argument"
"the heart and soul of the Republican Party"
"the nub of the story"
"What is the meaning of this proverb?"
"the immune response recognizes invading substances"
"he is a man of means"
"shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
Bigots..who hate sects..more than they love the substance of religion.
Trends that are the substance of journalism.
出自： J. Cartwright