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essential
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
necessary or important or relating to the basic nature of something
  • Meantime, you forget essential points in pursuing trifles: you do not inquire why Mr. Briggs sought after you — what he wanted with you.
    Chapter 33 (40% in)
essential = important or necessary
  • — I wish to think only of the work I have in my hands, to see only the silver beads and silk threads that lie in my lap; whereas, I distinctly behold his figure, and I inevitably recall the moment when I last saw it; just after I had rendered him, what he deemed, an essential service, and he, holding my hand, and looking down on my face, surveyed me with eyes that revealed a heart full and eager to overflow; in whose emotions I had a part.
    Chapter 17 (64% in)
  • essential = important or necessary
  • "Did I not say you neglected essential points to pursue trifles?" he asked.
    Chapter 33 (71% in)
essential = important or necessary
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