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essential
used in 1984 by Orwell

11 uses
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Definition
necessary or important or relating to the basic nature of something
  • He began telling her the story of his married life, but curiously enough she appeared to know the essential parts of it already.
    p. 132.3
essential = basic (relating to the basic nature of something)
  • He had committed — would still have committed, even if he had never set pen to paper — the essential crime that contained all others in itself.
    p. 19.2
  • essential = most important and foundational
  • It was their final, most essential command.
    p. 81.1
  • essential = necessary or important
  • They have been subdivided in many ways, they have borne countless different names, and their relative numbers, as well as their attitude towards one another, have varied from age to age: but the essential structure of society has never altered.
    p. 184.6
  • essential = basic (relating to the basic nature of something)
  • But if they did not exist, the structure of world society, and the process by which it maintains itself, would not be essentially different.
    p. 188.6
  • essentially = basically (relating to the basic nature of something)
  • The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor.
    p. 191.0
  • essential = basic (relating to the basic nature of something)
  • As we have seen, researches that could be called scientific are still carried out for the purposes of war, but they are essentially a kind of daydreaming, and their failure to show results is not important.
    p. 198.5
  • essentially = in all important respects
  • They have been subdivided in many ways, they have borne countless different names, and their relative numbers, as well as their attitude towards one another, have varied from age to age: but the essential structure of society has never altered.
    p. 201.4
  • essential = basic (relating to the basic nature of something)
  • Doublethink lies at the very heart of Ingsoc, since the essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty.
    p. 214.6
  • essential = basic (relating to the basic nature of something)
  • His body was held down at every essential point.
    p. 244.5
  • essential = important or necessary
  • And when you were free you were puzzled by what was essentially the same question.
    p. 261.5
essentially = in all important respects
There are no more uses of "essential" in 1984 by Orwell.

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