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Definition of "of the essence" [of the essence]

  • Important, indispensable, crucial. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "of the essence" in a sentence
  • "Our language offers an extraordinarily telling formula of the essence of these changes: the fighter must “pull himself together” “sich zusammennehmen”."
  • "Speed, as everybody knew, was of the essence and so the launching of attacks by individual companies tended to be at their own discretion, acknowledged by battalion commanders and vetted by Oblensky."
  • "As a rescue leader with the Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council and one of my many mentors, Steve was acutely aware that time was of the essence in the developing situation."
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