in a fundamental or basic way; in essence
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How to use essentially in a sentence
Eating disorders, researchers believed, were essentially more severe forms of disordered eating.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models | Carrie Arnold | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the real mystery and injustice came from Brooke being essentially written out of the history of the civil rights movement.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America | John Avlon | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Over the years, the meaning has evolved, essentially, to “Christmastime,” and describes the period between Dec. 24 and Jan. 6.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO) | Kevin Fallon | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Whether this aptitude was combined with the sinuous cunning that is essentially Oriental Nigel did not know.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
If Two Millions more were to leave the country next year, the condition of the remainder would not be essentially improved.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
The English have too much pride to be tricky or shabby, even in the essentially corrupting relation of buyer and seller.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Hence, a covenant made in the exercise of Covenanting, is a covenant not essentially new.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham