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essential
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

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Definition
necessary or important or relating to the basic nature of something
  • For they attributed to the king of old all their essential laws; and usually they kept the laws of free will, because they were The Rules (as they said), both ancient and just.
    Prologue (59% in)
  • It was written long before the foreshadow of 1939 had yet become a threat of inevitable disaster, and from that point the story would have developed along essentially the same lines, if that disaster had been averted.
    Forward (57% in)
  • It is an essential part of the plot, foreseen from the outset, though in the event modified by the character of Saruman as developed in the story without, need I say, any allegorical significance or contemporary political reference whatsoever.
    Forward (81% in)

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