Amid some media tumult, the first President Bush had to come out and say in essence, hey, kidding.
In essence, Chesapeake would get a rebate on the fees it had guaranteed to Access.
“I think the essence of love is being there for the other person, no matter what that involves,” says Michael Haneke.
Cameron is in essence assuming the role of in loco parentis in relation to almost every household in Britain.
Well, he double-deals, in essence, he becomes a principal when he should have been an agent.
And, brethren, our self-surrender is the essence of our Christianity.
That of which the essence is uniformity will be soon described.
Its essence is in the form, or perhaps I may rather say in the formlessness, of the law.
The essence of the mimus is in pantomime as the name denotes.
The simplest way to prepare this is to toast white bread cut in strips, then spread each with butter and essence of anchovy.
late 14c., essencia (respelled late 15c. on French model), from Latin essentia "being, essence," abstract noun formed (in imitation of Greek ousia "being, essence") from essent-, present participle stem of esse "to be," from PIE *es- (cf. Sanskrit asmi, Hittite eimi, Old Church Slavonic jesmi, Lithuanian esmi, Gothic imi, Old English eom "I am;" see be). Originally "substance of the Trinity," the general sense of "basic element of anything" is first recorded in English 1650s, though this is the base meaning of the first English use of essential.