essence

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  • Info In philosophy, essence is the attribute or set of attributes that make an entity or substance what it fundamentally is, and which it has by necessity, and without which it loses its identity. more...
  • Thinking is what he does, and his power must come from his essence.
  • The essence of my message today is that we cannot do both.
  • Its function is to show the essence of something, like our existence.
  • In essence, the authority in European professional basketball was divided over club-country lines.
  • Poetry for me is like trying to capture the essence of life experience.
  • The score is neither the essence nor the spirit of the music.
  • In essence, artists must act as a new god for society.
  • It might be of a limited quality, but through it he saw things in their essences. Cited from The Silent Places, by Steward Edward White
  • In essence: if the crew were dead, he would no longer have to keep the information secret.
  • If they happen at the same time, then in essence cause is effect and effect is cause.
  • Names of things supposed to carry in them knowledge of their essences. Cited from An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, Volume I., by John Locke
  • I must present you with this box of essences; nothing can be too dear for thee. Cited from The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 6 (of 18), ed. by Walter Scott
  • The fighting army represented the essence of the nation's soul.
  • Consequently, their essence can be sought only through understanding said history.
  • In essence, different people see the same illuminated object or light source in different ways.
  • "Money at cost" is one of those essences of thought which will bear analysis. Cited from The Arena, Vol. 4, No. 21, August 1891, ed. by B. O. Flower
  • In essence, it says that larger animals need to eat less food, per unit weight, than smaller animals.
  • The key essence of Body Count is it's a band made up of friends.
  • Writers from the foreign press had also attempted to explain the essence of his career as producer.
  • Among many other problems that occupied me then was one that contained something of the essence of the Jewish problem.
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Meaning of essence

  • noun Any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted