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essence
used in Measure for Measure

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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
  • Dress'd in a little brief authority,— Most ignorant of what he's most assured, His glassy essence,—like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven As makes the angels weep; who, with our spleens, Would all themselves laugh mortal.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Another room in the same (65% in)

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