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That which has mass and occupies space; the material that everything in the universe is made of, including solids, liquids, and gases. A subject or situation that you have to think about or deal with.

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  • The foundations of a person are not in matter but in spirit.
  • It does not matter much
  • An atom is the smallest indivisible unit of matter
  • Is anything the matter?
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