/ (ɪˈsɛnʃəlɪ) /

  1. in a fundamental or basic way; in essence

Words Nearby essentially

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How to use essentially in a sentence

  • 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.