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essential
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

2 uses
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Definition
absolutely necessary; or of the greatest importance

or:

the defining or most important aspect of something
  • Yet she could not seem to move, not feeling as she did, that she was leaving behind some essential part of herself.
    p. 38.6
  • The doctor sat on a stainless-steel chair, narrowing his concentration to the essential facts.
    p. 14.9

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