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essence
used in The Fountainhead

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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
  • They were strident and blatant—and, in essence, lifelessly mild.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (78% in)
  • He responded only to the essence of a man: to his creative capacity.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (16% in)
  • We want to capture—in stone, as others capture in music—not some narrow creed, but the essence of all religion.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (93% in)
  • And what is the essence of religion?
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (93% in)
  • Uplifted in its quest—and uplifting by its own essence.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (68% in)
  • Ellsworth Toohey said that the essence of exaltation was to be scared out of your wits, to fall down and to grovel.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (91% in)
  • And it looked as if the forest were a spread of light boiling slowly to produce this color, this green rising in small bubbles, the condensed essence of spring.
    4.1 — Part 4 Chapter 1 (1% in)
  • But the ability to say 'Yes' or 'No' is the essence of all ownership.
    4.4 — Part 4 Chapter 4 (37% in)
  • In essence, freedom and compulsion are one.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (1% in)
  • Can't you see past the guff and recognize the essence?
    4.14 — Part 4 Chapter 14 (90% in)
  • But this is the essence of altruism.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (52% in)

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