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  • In many great respects he was essentially below them.
  • He paused to look at her, and, still holding her hand, said: ’Louisa, I have not considered it essential to ask you one question, because the possibility implied in it appeared to me to be too remote.
  • It was only (she observed) because Miss Gradgrind happened to be a little late, and Mr. Bounderby’s time was so very precious, and she knew it of old to be so essential that he should breakfast to the moment, that she had taken the liberty of complying with his request; long as his will had been a law to her.
  • Mr. Gradgrind rapidly assented; Mr. Sleary rapidly turned out from a box, a smock frock, a felt hat, and other essentials; the whelp rapidly changed clothes behind a screen of baize; Mr. Sleary rapidly brought beer, and washed him white again.

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  • The essential feature of the pen is that it writes so consistently.
  • I carry all the essential tools and materials I need in this toolbox.

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