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essential
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Persuasion
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  • Sir Walter was not very wise; but still he had experience enough of the world to feel, that a more unobjectionable tenant, in all essentials, than Admiral Croft bid fair to be, could hardly offer.
  • They were indebted, the next day, to Charles Hayter, for all the minute knowledge of Louisa, which it was so essential to obtain every twenty-four hours.
  • Birth and good manners are essential; but a little learning is by no means a dangerous thing in good company; on the contrary, it will do very well.
  • He had strong feelings of family attachment and family honour, without pride or weakness; he lived with the liberality of a man of fortune, without display; he judged for himself in everything essential, without defying public opinion in any point of worldly decorum.
  • Another circumstance very essential for her to know, was how long he meant to be in Bath; he had not mentioned it, or she could not recollect it.
  • He can be of essential service to me; and if you would have the goodness, my dear Miss Elliot, to make it an object to yourself, of course it is done.
  • After clearing his throat, however, he proceeded thus— "I confess that I do think there is a disparity, too great a disparity, and in a point no less essential than mind.

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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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