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essence
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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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
  • The nations took Attila, who was doomed to destroy them, for a conqueror similar to other conquerors, and it was necessary for both to reveal their missions, that they might be known and acknowledged; one was compelled to say, 'I am the angel of the Lord'; and the other, 'I am the hammer of God,' in order that the divine essence in both might be revealed."
    Chapters 47-48 (76% in)

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