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[ UK /kwˈɪntɛsəns/ ]
[ US /kwɪnˈtɛsəns/ ]
  1. the most typical example or representative of a type
  2. the purest and most concentrated essence of something
  3. the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
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How To Use quintessence In A Sentence

  • The quintessence of modern masculinity. Times, Sunday Times
  • The absolute emphasis on compassion and ahimsa in Buddhism and Jainism are the quintessence of peace.
  • In both his visits to the wicket he was the quintessence of anxiety.
  • It pronounces: ‘the constant endeavour to achieve a balance between bodily and mental health was the quintessence of the Greek spirit’.
  • And sitting in the dark theatre about halfway through Intern Academy, the subject of this little foray, I realized one thing: this film captures the quintessence of Canada.
  • If any high points are to be singled out on this cd, ‘Nostalgia’ is a good one, a raga that captures the quintessence of some musical explorations in certain times.
  • Previously I was playing a beautiful prelude in C sharp minor op. 45 by Chopin, a piece that is the quintessence of healing compassion, so my heart was full and my spirit was ready to heal.
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy is the much-mocked quintessence of Hollywood's ham-fistedness when it comes to filming the lives of the great artists.
  • The quintessence of religion lies in actual perception and realization of Self under tutelage of a perfect master of the time.
  • It's the quintessence of all the bad things about email and none of the good things.
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