- of the pure and essential essence of something: the quintessential Jewish delicatessen.
- of or relating to the most perfect embodiment of something: the quintessential performance of the Brandenburg Concertos.
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A quintessentially French event, the Tour de France, begins in England.
The quintessentially American lesson he learns is never to be joyless.A History of American Fun
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Now, if the real part of poetry is anywhere in Hayley, or quintessentially in Pope, it certainly is not in Crashaw.A History of English Literature
The Religio Medici , quintessentially learned, wise and splendid, is the fullest memorial of his power.
Indeed he possessed, quintessentially, that "naturalness" of matter and form on which so much stress has been laid.A Letter Book
- most typically representative of a quality, state, etc; perfect
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