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- VII MY DEAR WORMWOOD, I wonder you should ask me whether it is essential to keep the patient in ignorance of your own existence.Chapter 7 (1% in)
- The Enemy's human partisans have all been plainly told by Him that suffering is an essential part of what He calls Redemption; so that a faith which is destroyed by a war or a pestilence cannot really have been worth the trouble of destroying.Chapter 5 (90% in)
- We have quite removed from men's minds what that pestilent fellow Paul used to teach about food and other unessentials—namely, that the human without scruples should always give in to the human with scruples.Chapter 16 (88% in)
There are no more uses of "essential" in The Screwtape Letters.
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