quintessential [kwin-tuh-sen-shuh l] Examples adjective
- 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.
Related formsquin·tes·sen·tial·ly, adverb Examples from the Web for quintessentially Contemporary Examples of quintessentially
He was 23 when they met, she 17, and both working at a luxury services company, Quintessentially.
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This quintessentially human search for explanation is not specifically conservative.
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Criminal justice is quintessentially a local matter; policing, judging, and operating local jails are municipal endeavors.
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A quintessentially French event, the Tour de France, begins in England.
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The quintessentially American lesson he learns is never to be joyless.
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Historical Examples of quintessentially
Now, if the real part of poetry is anywhere in Hayley, or quintessentially in Pope, it certainly is not in Crashaw.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for quintessentially quintessential adjective
- most typically representative of a quality, state, etc; perfect
Derived Formsquintessentially, adverb Word Origin and History for quintessentially quintessential adj.
c.1600, “purest, most refined,” from(Medieval Latin quint essentia) + (1). Related: Quintessentially.