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essence
used in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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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
  • Rather, as there was something abnormal and misbegotten in the very essence of the creature that now faced me— something seizing, surprising, and revolting—this fresh disparity seemed but to fit in with and to reinforce it; so that to my interest in the man's nature and character, there was added a curiosity as to his origin, his life, his fortune and status in the world.
    p. 77.0

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