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  • This facade is a blend of early Gothic and late Romanesque, making this the quintessential Norman castle and placing it in England at about the twelfth century.†   (source)
  • He knew what would happen if he drank this spice drug with its quintessence of the substance that brought the change onto him.†   (source)
  • It seemed the quintessence of the squareness he was fighting.†   (source)
  • She photographed the quintessentially heterosexual couple's eunuch dog, too.†   (source)
  • She did not just seem difficult—in his eyes she was the very quintessence of difficult.†   (source)
  • When he became head of the National Party, he seemed to be the quintessential party man, nothing more and nothing less.†   (source)
  • He was the quintessential back-country Yankee, grunting instead of talking, sullen-faced.†   (source)
  • They were quintessentially Southern, and she remembered seeing many of these rustic scenes on her journey through North Carolina.†   (source)
  • Tom Gau, the quintessential Salesman, takes the very arcane field of tax law and retirement planning and repackages it in terms that make emotional sense to his clients.†   (source)
  • It is the quintessential blend of commerce and camaraderie: you hire a real-estate agent to sell your home.†   (source)
  • A nation that drew its audacity from the quintessentially American belief that success is open to anyone willing to work for it was disillusioned by seemingly intractable poverty.†   (source)
  • Marching naked in formation with a group of naked women was for Tereza the quintessential image of horror.†   (source)
  • Perched on rolling hills east of San Diego, La Mesa was the quintessential American suburb with paved roads, a municipal sewer system, good schools, and plenty of parks and recreational areas.†   (source)
  • He's the quintessential capitalist.†   (source)
  • Good citizenship was quintessential to every soul.†   (source)
  • Yet he was a quintessential gentleman, courtly in the finest sense, with a troubled, endangered civility rooted in the bruised mythology of the Old South.†   (source)
  • It's the quintessential Toronto middle-class-matron put-down, the ultimate disapproval.†   (source)
  • These stories were viewed as quintessential—as defining, in some way—and every family member, including Stem's three-year-old, had heard them told and retold and embroidered and conjectured upon any number of times.†   (source)
  • What matters most to her is that on this most patriotic of evenings, she and the president will celebrate their first visit to the theater since the war's end by enjoying the quintessential American comedy, on a night that features one of America's—if not the world's—most famous actresses.†   (source)
  • The Original Commander Call is the quintessential duck "quack," and the mallard hen typically gives the call in a series of two to ten quacks that start loud and get softer as she goes (sounds a lot like a woman I know at home).†   (source)
  • He passed the exit for a town with the quintessentially Americansounding name of Gainesville.†   (source)
  • That "avatar," of course, was quintessential Faulkner, and I was so tickled at the way she used the word, and by her restored beauty, that I found myself disgorging loud coarse cackles of laugher.†   (source)
  • It was the quintessence of every melodic cliche Reich had ever heard.†   (source)
  • Harry turned a page of Quintessence, aware that Ron was watching him.†   (source)
  • In it a rugged yet sensitive, quintessentially heterosexual male goes about his family-man business.†   (source)
  • Ted was also the quintessential outdoorsman.†   (source)
  • It was a XXth Century knife-pistol… the quintessence of murder.†   (source)
  • Quintessence of vengeance… The pounding gavel dissolved to knuckles on the stateroom door.†   (source)
  • Even The Gravesend News-Letter failed to recognize that Scrooge was the main character; that Mr. Fish was the principal actor was a fact that entirely eluded The News-Letter's drama critic, who wrote, "The quintessential Christmas tale, the luster of which has been dulled (at least, for this reviewer) by its annual repetition, has been given a new sparkle."†   (source)
  • We all stood in some awe for the exit of Captain Maguire, the quintessential Coronado man, who understood the pride of achievement at having scaled the heights and who knew what really counted, in the SEALs and beyond.†   (source)
  • Colleen's job was to find a "quintessential South Florida household" and photograph it top to bottom—the bookshelves, the refrigerator magnets, the closets, you name it—to help the directors bring realism to the film.†   (source)
  • That was likely enough; July was the quintessential vacation month, and they had been due to hit someone who was gone.†   (source)
  • The quintessential hard-core smoker, according to Eysenck, is an extrovert, the kind of person who is sociable, likes parties, has many friends, needs to have people to talk to….†   (source)
  • In fact, beneath his long hair and mustache, Jim Ford was the quintessential organization man who was not happy unless a football game spread across the playground with Lombardian precision.†   (source)
  • * She is formed of the pure quintessence of the western air.†   (source)
  • The languor of Youth—how unique and quintessential it is!†   (source)
  • There lay the essence and quintessence of the Parisian white society.†   (source)
  • She regarded him gravely, his intent green eyes, his mouth, that to her thirteen-year-old, arrow-collar taste was the quintessence of romance.†   (source)
  • One must despise it insofar as it is the principle of gravity and inertia opposing the flow toward the light, insofar as it represents the principle of disease and death, insofar as its quintessence is a matter of perversity, of corruption, of lust and disgrace.†   (source)
  • …pure air through which it had passed, which it set apart and isolated from all other air, with the mystery of the life of her whom its syllables designated to the happy creatures that lived and walked and travelled in her company; unfolding through the arch of the pink hawthorn, which opened at the height of my shoulder, the quintessence of their familiarity—so exquisitely painful to myself—with her, and with all that unknown world of her existence, into which I should never penetrate.†   (source)
  • Incidentally in so doing, looking here and there, he one day thought he would speak to the manager of the fountain which was connected with the leading drug store in the principal hotel of the city—the latter a great twelve-story affair, which represented, as he saw it, the quintessence of luxury and ease.†   (source)
  • Out of overcompensation for its own instability, yet governed by its own inherent laws of formation, a bloated concoction of water, protein, salt, and fats—what we call flesh— ran riot, unfolded, and took shape, achieving form, ideality, beauty, and yet all the while was the quintessence of sensuality and desire.†   (source)
  • She fell for Doyle"—another hall-boy whom by this time Clyde had already observed as being the quintessence of Chesterfieldian grace and airs and looks, a youth to imitate—"for a while, but now she's got some one else."†   (source)
  • He was so perfectly the quintessential man of law that I couldn't look at him without smiling.†   (source)
  • In quintessential triviality For years in this fleshcase a shesoul dwelt.†   (source)
  • And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?†   (source)
  • …outlet of the Sierra, and as soon as Don Quixote and his companions emerged from it the curate began to examine him very deliberately, as though he were striving to recognise him, and after having stared at him for some time he hastened towards him with open arms exclaiming, "A happy meeting with the mirror of chivalry, my worthy compatriot Don Quixote of La Mancha, the flower and cream of high breeding, the protection and relief of the distressed, the quintessence of knights-errant!"†   (source)
  • Some, of violated vows 'Twixt the souls of friend and friend; But upon the fairest boughs, Or at every sentence end, Will I Rosalinda write, Teaching all that read to know The quintessence of every sprite Heaven would in little show.†   (source)
  • This great man, as is well known to all lovers of polite eating, begins at first by setting plain things before his hungry guests, rising afterwards by degrees as their stomachs may be supposed to decrease, to the very quintessence of sauce and spices.†   (source)
  • The rest, at this present, remains with me; extracted to a quintessence: so that, whereever it but touches, in youth it perpetually preserves, in age restores the complexion; seats your teeth, did they dance like virginal jacks, firm as a wall; makes them white as ivory, that were black, as— [ENTER CORVINO.†   (source)
  • Let there be light, said God; and forthwith Light Ethereal, first of things, quintessence pure, Sprung from the deep; and from her native east To journey through the aery gloom began, Sphered in a radiant cloud, for yet the sun Was not; she in a cloudy tabernacle Sojourned the while.†   (source)
  • …uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding Darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung: Swift to their several quarters hasted then The cumbrous elements, earth, flood, air, fire; And this ethereal quintessence of Heaven Flew upward, spirited with various forms, That rolled orbicular, and turned to stars Numberless, as thou seest, and how they move; Each had his place appointed, each his course; The rest in circuit walls this universe.†   (source)
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