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essence
used in Light in August

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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
  • With a lot of motion to it, telling everybody who he was and where he had been, in a tone and manner that was the essence of the man himself, that carried within itself its own confounding and mendacity.
    Chapter 2 (26% in)

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