Origin of quintessence
OTHER WORDS FROM quintessencequin·tes·sen·tial [kwin-tuh-sen-shuhl], /ˌkwɪn təˈsɛn ʃəl/, adjective
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How to use quintessence in a sentence
That, America, is the quintessence of naturally occurring British-cute.
The actor is the quintessence of smooth, first as Remington Steele, then James Bond.Pierce Brosnan’s Life After Bond: From Action Hero to Losing His Daughter to Cancer|Tim Teeman|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In recent years, Stoner entered a category of which it soon became the quintessence.Famous for Not Being Famous: Enough About ‘Stoner’|Drew Smith|October 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yes, Holmes was the quintessence of the Victorian rationalism, “the most perfect and reasoning machine that the world had seen.”
“Innocence is the quintessence of the snapshot,” Lisette Model would write.
Preserve this precious quintessence of mercury, which is exceedingly volatile, in a well-closed vessel for further use.Witch, Warlock, and Magician|William Henry Davenport Adams
This drama is the quintessence of all that Gorky has, up to this time, written on the "ex-man," whom he has thoroughly "explored."Contemporary Russian Novelists|Serge Persky
Only as a subscriber, possessing a numbered set of a limited edition, could one obtain the quintessence of literature.
They are the quaint quintessence of conservatism, and will occupy youthful minds menaced by modernism.
Ten beds, and only one occupied, by a freckled, tousled quintessence of fractiousness in a blue wrapper.Pippin; A Wandering Flame|Laura E. Richards