Definition Matter

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a matter: a subject, a topic, a concern, a question
I have a few matters to discuss with you.
a matter of life and death an extremely important question or subject

in a matter of (months): within the space of (some months), within (a few months)


  • "I'm contacting you about a most urgent matter."
  • "What are your feelings on the matter, everyone?"
  • "There's also a little matter I'd like to discuss with you, but we'll get to that later!"
  • "As you can imagine, I have a lot to say on this matter."
  • "As this is an official FBI matter, please observe strict protocol for discretion and confidentiality."
  • "Thanks for your attention to these matters."
  • "It's just a matter of talking to the right people."
  • "Subject: Re: A very private matter"
  • "You've only been alive for a matter of months, but I've already had reports of public indecency, aggressive lullaby singing, diaper throwing, tummy aches, temper tantrums, loud crying and some very serious accusations of milk abuse."
  • "Now, for the small matter of payment."

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