quintessence[ kwin-tes-uh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF quintessence
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To the man of the world they are the quintessence of his own reflections upon life.
"This is the quintessence of my journalism; that is the supreme argument," he said to Antonia.
The law of compensation itself is the quintessence of horse sense.
Adams was a quintessence of Boston, devoured by curiosity to think like Benvenuto.
They are the very breath of democracy; the quintessence of freedom.
But I speak of the cruet sauces, where the quintessence of the sapid is condensed in a phial.
Indeed, study is the first duty of the Jew; it is the quintessence of his religion.
To Robert she always seemed the quintessence of breeding, of aristocracy at their best.
This part of your letter to me is a quintessence of richness.
The Spectator was the quintessence of gossip in an age of gossip and good conversation.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR QUINTESSENCE
- be-all and end-all
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- main idea
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