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essential
used in Lucky by Sebold

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Definition
necessary or important or relating to the basic nature of something
  • Mary brought her essentials inside the house, and went up to her bedroom to unpack.
    Chapter Four (53% in)
  • It was ridiculous but essential, and I felt the stares of my family as betrayals, even though intellectually I knew otherwise.
    Chapter Four (95% in)
  • And yet, somehow, seeing it played out onstage, with Aldonza chased by a group of men, fondled and abused, her breasts grabbed like lobes of meat, I could not sustain the illusion that Steve Carbonaro found essential to our relationship.
    Chapter Five (96% in)
  • They saw it as an essential gateway, the thing that had changed their own lives, particularly my father's.
    Chapter Six (4% in)

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