quintessence

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Perhaps nothing else than that special intensity of existence which is the quintessence of youthful aspirations.
He spoke to her in a low voice, almost drawling, but in it was the quintessence of all loathing, as he called her a name unspeakable and vile.
the quintessence of feminine intuition which will understand any perplexity you may be suffering from by the irresistible, enlightening force of sympathy.