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synonyms for quintessence

  • apotheosis
  • bottom
  • distillation
  • epitome
  • essentiality
  • extract
  • gist
  • heart
  • kernel
  • lifeblood
  • marrow
  • pith
  • quiddity
  • soul
  • spirit
  • stuff
  • substance
  • ultimate
  • last word
  • virtuality
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antonyms for quintessence

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  • exteriority
  • outside
  • extra
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How to use quintessence in a sentence

Preserve this precious quintessence of mercury, which is exceedingly volatile, in a well-closed vessel for further use.
WITCH, WARLOCK, AND MAGICIANWILLIAM HENRY DAVENPORT ADAMS
This drama is the quintessence of all that Gorky has, up to this time, written on the "ex-man," whom he has thoroughly "explored."
CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN NOVELISTSSERGE PERSKY
Only as a subscriber, possessing a numbered set of a limited edition, could one obtain the quintessence of literature.
BIZARRELAWTON MACKALL
They are the quaint quintessence of conservatism, and will occupy youthful minds menaced by modernism.
BIZARRELAWTON MACKALL
Ten beds, and only one occupied, by a freckled, tousled quintessence of fractiousness in a blue wrapper.
PIPPIN; A WANDERING FLAMELAURA E. RICHARDS
The whole quintessence of joy and pain, of love and sorrow, is frequently distilled into one short poem.
MODERNITIESHORACE BARNETT SAMUEL
"But you didn't really mean it," retorted Craig with a laugh which Grant thought the quintessence of impertinence.
THE FASHIONABLE ADVENTURES OF JOSHUA CRAIGDAVID GRAHAM PHILLIPS
Hamlet goes on to say, "And yet, what to me is this quintessence of dust?"
ARROWS OF FREETHOUGHTGEORGE W. FOOTE
And the very quintessence of the Bible is the Book of the Psalms.
THEODORE WATTS-DUNTONJAMES DOUGLAS
It is the refinement of luxury, the quintessence of coquetry.
IN VANITY FAIRELEANOR HOYT BRAINERD
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WORDS RELATED TO QUINTESSENCE

  • character
  • entity
  • essence
  • essentia
  • essentiality
  • individuality
  • marrow
  • personality
  • quintessence
  • self
  • soul
  • spirit
  • substance
  • texture
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