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quintessence

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1 the most perfect type or example
  • the Parthenon in Greece was considered the quintessence of the perfectly proportioned building

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2 the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is
  • a selfless desire to help others is the quintessence of the virtue of charity

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The first known use of quintessence was in the 15th century

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“Quintessence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/quintessence. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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