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used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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the defining or most important quality of something


a extract that concentrates important qualities of something such as smell or taste
  • Art has to reveal to us ideas, formless spiritual essences.
    Episode 9 — Scylla And Charybdis (4% in)
  • It's the very essence of Wilde, don't you know.
    Episode 9 — Scylla And Charybdis (44% in)
  • Tame essence of Wilde.
    Episode 9 — Scylla And Charybdis (44% in)
  • —You're the essence of vulgarity, she in gliding said.
    Episode 11 — Sirens (28% in)
  • The air without is impregnated with raindew moisture, life essence celestial, glistening on Dublin stone there under starshiny coelum.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (88% in)
  • The air is perfumed with essences.
    Episode 15 — Circe (30% in)

There are no more uses of "essence" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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