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essential
used in Fahrenheit 451

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necessary or important or relating to the basic nature of something
  • You weren't hurting anyone, you were hurting only things! And since things really couldn't be hurt, since things felt nothing, and things don't scream or whimper, as this woman might begin to scream and cry out, there was nothing to tease your conscience later. You were simply cleaning up. Janitorial work, essentially.
    p. 34.3
essentially = basically (relating to the basic nature of something)
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