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quintessence

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishquintessencequin‧tes‧sence /kwɪnˈtesəns/ noun 🔊 🔊 the quintessence of something
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quintessenceMercury was believed to possess magical properties and some regarded it as the quintessence of the human body and of all substances.Newell and Simon wanted to know how our brains and minds function; they wanted to discover the quintessence of intelligence.Consciousness rather than inanimate matter is the quintessence of his natural world.Well, she thought the caravan was the quintessence of OK-ness.
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