of the essence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj of the essence of the greatest importance "the all-important subject of disarmament","crucial information","in chess cool nerves are of the essence"
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Quotations

  • Julius Caesar
    Julius%20Caesar
    “It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.”
  • Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza
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    “Desire is the essence of a man.”
  • William Salter
    William Salter
    “As the essence of courage is to stake one's life on a possibility, so the essence of faith is to believe that the possibility exists.”
  • Comte De Mirabeau
    Comte De Mirabeau
    “To administer is to govern: to govern is to reign. That is the essence of the problem.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The essence of greatness is the perception that virtue is enough.”
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”

Usage

In literature:

How does he grapple with the idea of God, which is the essence of his philosophy?
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, September 1887" by Various
Swiftness and thoroughness were of the essence of the contract.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
It is "a grand set off" (in the old phrase) to tale-telling; but it is not precisely of its essence.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2" by George Saintsbury
Now this violet essence, thus obtained, is symbolic of many of the apparently refined enjoyments of our life.
"Laurus Nobilis" by Vernon Lee
But there is a widely different view, also present in Aristotle, and truer to the essence of his thought.
"Progress and History" by Various
The true essence of elections lies in the way in which the wind blows, and in the impulse of passing events.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Variety is of the essence of life, and machinery is the enemy of variety.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
It must not be overlooked that the essence of such Cavalry attacks is rapidity of execution.
"Cavalry in Future Wars" by Frederick von Bernhardi
Season it to the taste with essence of lemon or rosewater.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
In the first place, we want to indicate, not the essence of the social, but the location, the sphere, the extent, of the social.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
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In poetry:

Your form and features to express,
Likewise your soul's chaste whiteness,
I'd take the primal essences
Of darkness and of brightness.
"Her Portrait" by Madison Julius Cawein
World, Nature, Universe's Essence,
With secret trembling, to the end,
I will thy long and moving service
In tears of happiness attend.
"When It Clears Up" by Boris Pasternak
And must follow as I require,
As befits a thrall,
Bringing flesh and all,
Essence and earth-attire,
To the source of the tractile fire:
"Mesmerism" by Robert Browning
Hail, girl of a noble house,
shimmering and unpolluted,
you pupil in the eye of chastity,
you essence of sanctity,
which was pleasing to God.
"Ave, Generosa" by Hildegard von Bingen
Did not my soul forever heed you
In all the purest moments of my life
When'ere it glimpsed fate's sacred essence
With only God to witness it?
"To A Familiar Genius Flying" by Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky
The Sun-God's shrines in ruins lie,
But not the glorious sun!
A thousand transient faiths may die.
All prototypes of One,
Since under every form and name
Their essence still remains the same.
"Delio Patri" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Like many Ultimate Frisbee enthusiasts, Urbana High School senior Ryan Fagan finds the essence of the sport difficult to describe.
It's the essence of each team, its fans and community, cable network Nickelodeon said.
Smoked fish—already cooked and intensely flavorful—is an ideal addition to dishes when time is of the essence.
The phrase is popular with today's sports figures because, like all clichés, it helps them avoid speaking about the essence of anything.
For 35 years, Essence magazine has been a household name, projecting the image and voice of a proud and independent black woman.
It feels like I've always known him, which is as it should be, because the essence of his temperament is being known, and knowing others.
Step beyond the data to the true essence of a brand.
Gather a perfect bite on your fork and crunch down on the essence of summer.
Podcasting , at its essence, is amateur broadcasting, dispensing audio on the Internet instead of over the airwaves.
Stephanie Mills expected all of those qualities Saturday in the Essence Music Festival's Ford Superlounge.
Alyssa Almeida Duncan,owner of Alyssa Almeida Duncan Photography in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, captures the essence of a wedding day through candid shots.
In a murder investigation, time is of the essence.
The Essence Of An Icon.
Time is of the essence, especially in business, but increasingly across the blended work-personal life that many people lead.
What best represents the essence of American letters.
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In science:

We show in Sec. 4 that the simple rotation matrix (3.16) contains the essence of all two-mode beam splitters.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
Viscosity is fluid friction in its essence and as such it damps out the amplitude of the perturbation.
Viscosity in spherically symmetric accretion
The essence of it is the following: If one excludes microscopic variables and assumes quasiequilibrium initial conditions, then it is possible to derive integro-differential equations with retardation for the macroscopic variables (the way to do this is not unique).
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
Yes, this is the essence of my new extended formulation of thermostatistics: At phase-separation the entropy [S (E ) not S (E )/N (!)] of any system is convex (bimodal).
"Qualms" from Lavenda, cond-mat/0311270
This is the essence of what could be termed the Strong Copernicus principle.
The Aleph Cosmological Principle
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