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Synonyms for essence

Synonyms for essence

a basic trait or set of traits that define and establish the character of something

Synonyms for essence

any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted

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the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

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The difficulty was that this exactly was what he never did; it was against his whole policy, as he might have said, the essence of which was to keep vistas clear.
As, in the sun, objects paint their images on the retina of the eye, so they, sharing the aspiration of the whole universe, tend to paint a far more delicate copy of their essence in his mind.
And this is the reward; that the ideal shall be real to thee, and the impressions of the actual world shall fall like summer rain, copious, but not troublesome, to thy invulnerable essence.
The essence of religious feeling has nothing to do with reason, or atheism, or crime, or acts of any kind--it has nothing to do with these things--and never had.
Love, which is the essence of God, is not for levity, but for the total worth of man.
The essence of friendship is entireness, a total magnanimity and trust.
Thus the whole question of the relation of mental occurrences to objects grows very complicated, and cannot be settled by regarding reference to objects as of the essence of thoughts.
Even those, however, which are purely mental will not have that intrinsic reference to objects which Brentano assigns to them and which constitutes the essence of "consciousness" as ordinarily understood.
As long as he followed the fixed definition of obscure words such as SPIRIT, WILL, FREEDOM, ESSENCE, purposely letting himself go into the snare of words the philosophers set for him, he seemed to comprehend something.
This was traditionally developed into a philosophical doctrine of essences or substantial forms.
These involve "dual cultivation," the exchange of physical fluids and subtle essences with a sexual partner.
Until recently, this area of animal welfare was ignored but now flower essences are emerging as an effective and safe answer to this areaof caring for our pets.
To assist this breakthrough into the second half of life, nature has provided us with flower essences that will minimize some of the negative emotional aspects of this shift and free us to experience the fullness of what can be our most relaxed, confident, and creative years.
Herbal Essences becomes first worldwide beauty campaign for actress
NEW YORK, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ESSENCE will reveal findings from its study, Black Women at Work, at an invitation-only panel discussion in New York.