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"woman of substance"

Posted by ESC on June 30, 2006

In Reply to: "Woman of substance" posted by Meghna on June 30, 2006

: What is the meaning of "woman of substance"

I believe it means a woman who has money and/or property of her own. There was a book by that title:

A Woman of Substance charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the 20th Century, to respected business woman and Grandmother in the 1980's. From humble beginnings Emma Harte starts her business with a small shop, but over the next twenty years she expands her stores and invests in the growing textile industry in Leeds. By the time of World War 2, Emma is the head of a major retail and manufacturing empire...

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