Subject-matter


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Sub´ject-mat`ter


n.1.The matter or thought presented for consideration in some statement or discussion; that which is made the object of thought or study.
As to the subject-matter, words are always to be understood as having a regard thereto.
- Blackstone.
As science makes progress in any subject-matter, poetry recedes from it.
- J. H. Newman.
References in classic literature ?
What kind or degree of unity is to be sought after in a building, in the plastic arts, in poetry, in prose, is a problem which has to be determined relatively to the subject-matter.
Bella felt a little vague trepidation as to the subject-matter of this same consultation, until Mrs Boffin announced it.
Any attempt to extend the subject-matter of art is extremely distasteful to the public; and yet the vitality and progress of art depend in a large measure on the continual extension of subject-matter.
To call an artist morbid because he deals with morbidity as his subject-matter is as silly as if one called Shakespeare mad because he wrote 'King Lear.
And it were well if all such could be admonished to discriminate judgments of which the true subject-matter lies entirely beyond their reach, from those of which the elements may be compassed by a narrow and superficial survey.
The frequent comparative difficulty of Browning's poetry arises in large part first from the subtilety of his thought and second from the obscurity of his subject-matter and his fondness for out-of-the-way characters.
He had been always enthralled by the methods of natural science, but the ordinary subject-matter of that science had seemed to him trivial and of no import.
We had now a second conference upon the subject-matter of the last conference.
And yet the doings of this remarkable criminal form the subject-matter of the most dramatic narratives of the newspapers and criminal records of the past twenty years.
Alike nature of Loss or Damage to the Subject-matter of Insurance may also be Claimed for an Insurance Indemnification under the Road/Rail Strikes Clauses (Cargo).
As courts continue to navigate the application and scope of the subject-matter waiver doctrine outside of litigation, attorneys and their clients must proceed cautiously to avoid inadvertent waiver.
It intimated that "jurisdiction" derives from--indeed would appear to be shorthand for--the traditional recitation that the court "has jurisdiction of the subject-matter and the parties.