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noun as in rudiments

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Confidence and courage are the essentials of success in carrying out our plan.

Films are at their best when they can compact a story down to its essentials.

It was just about getting her energy and her presence, getting her essentials down on my canvas.

J.J. Cale, 74 No one has ever pared a song down to its essentials better than this laconic Oklahoma composer and performer.

On His Favorite Childhood Memory/Desert Island Essentials: My favorite childhood memory is the blue sky above my parents flat.

The accounts of the train of events leading to the death of Comyn, though agreeing in essentials, vary considerably in details.

Fine soldier as he was, he lacked the essentials of the successful general—imagination and moral courage.

These essentials I have repeated many times with the hope that they will be fixed by this frequent repetition.

He could not distinguish non-essentials from essentials, and it was nearly as hard for him to give way on the one as on the other.

I speak of identity in essentials; and the essentials are different at different places and times.


On this page you'll find 205 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to essentials, such as: abc's, elements, foundation, nitty-gritty, principle/principles, and rudiments.

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