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essence
used in Anna Karenina

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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
  • As long as he followed the fixed definition of obscure words such as spirit, will, freedom, essence, purposely letting himself go into the snare of words the philosophers set for him, he seemed to comprehend something.
    Part Eight (39% in)

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