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Adv.1.insubstantially - not substantially; lacking substantial expression or fullness
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insubstantially different and "perform[] substantially the same
In between dodging bullets, high-intense chasing, and escaping danger in the nick of time -- everything happens too fast, too insubstantially to truly sink in.
New York seems "to swim insubstantially in smoke," and the passengers perceive "an almost complete detachment from such reality as [they] had known" (32).
Such wave-mode perception, however beneficial for its allowing Woolf access to undreamt of depths of being, carried in itself also negative crucial consequences: the keen awareness that every unit of time "passing" remains substantially in the past--and only insubstantially can be brought back to the present as memory (when the respective memory unit is activated)--generates such depression in her, that she frequently comes to take farewell from people or events or things ("I am often saying a farewell").
Ruth comes to realize, however insubstantially and erratically, the self-sustaining terms of her own conceit: "When one looks from inside at a lighted window, or looks from above at the lake, one sees the image of oneself in a lighted room, the image of oneself among trees and sky--the deception is obvious, but flattering all the same.
The Patent Office has seized upon this utility requirement to reject these research tools as contributing "insubstantially" to the advance of the useful arts.
Although Pickering's position at the high school may have given him some more access than the general public to certain details about how the school system spent the money raised in the prior bond proposals, the Court concluded that the plaintiffs teaching employment "is only tangentially and insubstantially involved in the subject matter of the public communication" he made to the newspaper, and therefore, "it is necessary to regard the teacher as the member of the general public he seeks to be." (57)
These chapters, however, appear to have been somewhat insubstantially contextualized by the co-editors.
To consider the narrative trajectory of one exemplary route to Nabokov (as felt absence) and its implications for the provisional network over which he insubstantially presides: the character who introduces us (anew) to "the butterfly man," the Nabokovian figure who recurrently haunts the memorial site Samaria Sanatorium, describes him as a middle-aged man "holding a white net on a pole in front of him and occasionally taking curious jumps" (104)--a description which heralds our own "curious jumps" across the narrative's spatio-temporal divides, and arguably across its spectrum of memorial sites as well.
As a "ghost" of a word herself, Felise's ideological significance fills the void (albeit insubstantially) left by a cruel and uncaring deity.
(214) Thus, although hard numbers are not available, Georgia's two strikes law has contributed to the burdening population of Georgia's prisons, albeit insubstantially. (215) Yet, because Georgia's two strikes law only applies to those criminals who commit two serious violent felonies, these individuals are precisely the types of felons that should be isolated from the community for an extended period of time.
We ask only that in cases like this one, involving wetlands running alongside a ditch miles from any navigable water, the Corps pay particular attention to documenting why such wetlands significantly, rather than insubstantially, affect the integrity of navigable waters.