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That, America, is the quintessence of naturally occurring British-cute.

The actor is the quintessence of smooth, first as Remington Steele, then James Bond.

In recent years, Stoner entered a category of which it soon became the quintessence.

Yes, Holmes was the quintessence of the Victorian rationalism, “the most perfect and reasoning machine that the world had seen.”

“Innocence is the quintessence of the snapshot,” Lisette Model would write.

Preserve this precious quintessence of mercury, which is exceedingly volatile, in a well-closed vessel for further use.

This drama is the quintessence of all that Gorky has, up to this time, written on the "ex-man," whom he has thoroughly "explored."

Only as a subscriber, possessing a numbered set of a limited edition, could one obtain the quintessence of literature.

They are the quaint quintessence of conservatism, and will occupy youthful minds menaced by modernism.

Ten beds, and only one occupied, by a freckled, tousled quintessence of fractiousness in a blue wrapper.


On this page you'll find 57 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to quintessence, such as: apotheosis, bottom, distillation, epitome, essentiality, and extract.

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