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essential
used in Babbitt

5 uses
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Definition
necessary or important or relating to the basic nature of something
  • You've been the rock of ages to me, all right, but you're essentially a simp.
    Chapter 5 (78% in)
essentially = in all important respects
  • In fact you're so earnest about morality, old Georgie, that I hate to think how essentially immoral you must be underneath.
    Chapter 5 (79% in)
  • essentially = basically (relating to the basic nature of something)
  • I believe the highest type of Service, like the most progressive tenets of ethics, senses unceasingly and is motived by active adherence and loyalty to that which is the essential principle of Boosterism—Good Citizenship in all its factors and aspects.
    Chapter 21 (27% in)
  • essential = basic (relating to the basic nature of something)
  • More than mountains or the shore-devouring sea, a city retains its character, imperturbable, cynical, holding behind apparent changes its essential purpose.
    Chapter 26 (74% in)
  • essential = basic (relating to the basic nature of something)
  • It's essentially and only a matter of Love, and of the practical application of the Christian religion!
    Chapter 27 (38% in)
essentially = basically (relating to the basic nature of something)
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