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essential
used in The Grapes of Wrath

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Definition
absolutely necessary; or of the greatest importance

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the defining or most important aspect of something
  • The film of evening light made the red earth lucent, so that its dimensions were deepened, so that a stone, a post, a building had greater depth and more solidity than in the daytime light; and these objects were curiously more individual—a post was more essentially a post, set off from the earth it stood in and the field of corn it stood out against.
    Chapter 10 (39% in)

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