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essence
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

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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
  • But since time is of the essence, I'd recommend a transcranial Doppler test, which uses ultrasound to measure blood flow through the carotid arteries at the base of the brain.
  • Furthermore, this office would be pleased to work in conjunction with the commissioner of corrections to facilitate what needs to be done, as there are tissue matches and medical testing to be completed prior to the donation, and because time is of the essence during the organ harvest.

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