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essence
used in Notes from the Underground

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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
  • That is just the essence of every sort of consciousness and reflection.
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (60% in)

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