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Word: quintessence

Definition: purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence


Sentences Containing 'quintessence'

In 1972 a rock concert by Werner Pieper and the English band Quintessence was organised in the church and attended with great enthusiasm by students and Hippies alike.
Its history is as a consequence dominated by Chinese and other Asian techniques and styles (present even in Ise Shrine, held to be the quintessence of Japanese architecture) on one side, and by Japanese original variations on those themes on the other.
Michele Civetta is a filmmaker and multi-media artist and founder of Quintessence Films.
Most recently Civetta and his company Quintessence Films commissioned and produced a series of 42 second short films based on Dreams for 42 Below Vodka/ Bacardi.
Prynne denounced these tracts to the parliament as the quintessence of scurrility and blasphemy, and demanded the punishment of the writer, whom he supposed to be Henry Robinson.
They then posted themselves on the level ground at the outlet of the Sierra, and as soon as Don Quixote and his companions emerged from it the curate began to examine him very deliberately, as though he were striving to recognise him, and after having stared at him for some time he hastened towards him with open arms exclaiming, "A happy meeting with the mirror of chivalry, my worthy compatriot Don Quixote of La Mancha, the flower and cream of high breeding, the protection and relief of the distressed, the quintessence of knights-errant!"
Wetterich is best known for his proposal of dynamical dark energy or quintessence in 1987.

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