essentials

[ uh-sen-shuhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF essentials

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ESSENTIALS

Nor was he enamoured of any reputation, the essentials of which he had not laboriously achieved.

Neither are of her own creation, but are essentials of her being.

This incident had the effect of recalling to Thorpe the essentials of the situation.

The essentials of vineyard management, however, are easily learned.

Personal attractions were not amongst the essentials she had mentioned.

That man had been in all essentials but his age just such another man as myself.

As for the story itself it is true enough in its essentials.

While these are the essentials, it is well to get ready, also, some tinder.

In all of these essentials Ni Tsan, who died in 1374, brings us nearer to the Ming period.

A baby would at least keep on being human and close to essentials.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "that is such by its essence," from Late Latin essentialis, from essentia (see essence). Meaning "pertaining to essence" is from late 14c., that of "constituting the essence of something" is from 1540s; that of "necessary" is from 1520s. Essentials "indispensable elements" is from early 16c. Related: Essentially.

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