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essence
used in Jane Eyre

2 uses
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Definition
the defining or most important quality of something

or:

a extract that concentrates important qualities of something such as smell or taste
  • I was just beginning to stifle with the fumes of conservatory flowers and sprinkled essences, when I bethought myself to open the window and step out on to the balcony.
    Chapter 15 (6% in)
  • Of yourself you could come with soft flight and nestle against my heart, if you would: seized against your will, you will elude the grasp like an essence — you will vanish ere I inhale your fragrance.
    Chapter 27 (85% in)

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