I am—essentially—such an earnest, single-toned Puritan that I must allow myself another color occasionally—to relieve the monotony.
Are you, Ellsworth? I wonder what you are—essentially.
No other setting could bring out so eloquently the essential insolence of this building.
Very startling, even quite interesting at times, but essentially—adolescent.
That play lacked essential kindness.
The architect is a metaphysical priest dealing in basic essentials, who has the courage to face the primal conception of reality as nonreality—since there is nothing and he creates nothingness.
All of it tends to impress upon man his essential insignificance, to crush him by sheer magnitude, to imbue him with that sacred terror which leads to the meekness of virtue.
A famous actress wrote an article on the essential unity of all the arts, explained that the Stoddard Temple had no sense of structural diction, and spoke of the time when she had played Mary Magdalene in a great Biblical drama.
The Dean shook his hand, repeating: "…a glorious future…a glorious future…a glorious future…" Professor Peterkin shook his hand, and patted his shoulder, saying: "…and you’ll find it absolutely essential; for example, I had the experience when I built the Peabody Post Office…" Keating did not listen to the rest, because he had heard the story of the Peabody Post Office many times.
Is there any essential difference?
"I have endeavored to show," he said in conclusion, "that the two essentials of the conception of a temple are a sense of awe and a sense of man’s humility.
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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.