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/ ɪˈsɛnʃəlɪ /


  1. in a fundamental or basic way; in essence

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Eating disorders, researchers believed, were essentially more severe forms of disordered eating.

But the real mystery and injustice came from Brooke being essentially written out of the history of the civil rights movement.

Over the years, the meaning has evolved, essentially, to “Christmastime,” and describes the period between Dec. 24 and Jan. 6.

Essentially, we are being left in a position where we are expected to just take agency promises at face value.

His section on why he and his wife split—he essentially chose soccer over her—would be risky if its candor were not so refreshing.

If schooling is a training in expression and communication, college is essentially the establishment of broad convictions.

Whether this aptitude was combined with the sinuous cunning that is essentially Oriental Nigel did not know.

If Two Millions more were to leave the country next year, the condition of the remainder would not be essentially improved.

The English have too much pride to be tricky or shabby, even in the essentially corrupting relation of buyer and seller.

Hence, a covenant made in the exercise of Covenanting, is a covenant not essentially new.





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