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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MATTERED

It weighed down her body as well, though that mattered little indeed.

What mattered it that the honey of it was as ashes in her mouth?

Whether she knew him as Le Moyne or as Edwardes mattered very little, after all.

What mattered it, whether or no there were a silver scutcheon on the coffin-lid?

Whether he were in the humour to profit by it, mattered not a jot.

He didn't hear you—it wouldn't have mattered—he doesn't matter anyway.

Mentioning it to Billy might not, indeed, have mattered, since Billy was already an "outsider."

Only Ora mattered now, and he had not the power to save her!

He was dead—what mattered a few seconds more or less of life?

An hour yet, two hours, it might be three, it mattered not; it was only a question of time.

WORD ORIGIN

"to be of importance or consequence," 1580s, from matter (n.). Related: Mattered; mattering.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.