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essence
used in The Adventures of Augie March

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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
  • What were the drops of, of pure essence, or of gall?
    Chapter 24 (85% in)
  • The cells have the will to persist in their essence ...
    Chapter 25 (67% in)

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