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used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

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necessary or important or relating to the basic nature of something
  • For Phil, thirst had been the cruelest trial, and he knew that the water left in his tin, essential to his own survival, couldn't save Mac.
    p. 164.3
  • Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen.
    p. 183.4
  • The slave labor at Naoetsu was the kind of work that swallowed men's souls, but the prisoners found ways to score little victories, so essential to their physical and emotional survival.
    p. 284.4

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