He could taste the familiar tang of museum air—an arid, deionized essence that carried a faint hint of carbon—the product of industrial, coal-filter dehumidifiers that ran around the clock to counteract the corrosive carbon dioxide exhaled by visitors.
Time is of the essence.
There are no more uses of "essence" in the book.
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To make things better, to enjoy each other’s company, and to empathize are essence of humanity.
There was only—spring itself; the throb of it, the light restlessness, the vital essence of it everywhere...