Definition Of quintessence


the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.

he was the quintessence of political professionalism

Example Of quintessence

  • A commentary on the website of CBS, the nearest equivalent to the BBC for serious news in the US, summed up: ‘Diana was the quintessence of cool’.

  • And sitting in the dark theatre about halfway through Intern Academy, the subject of this little foray, I realized one thing: this film captures the quintessence of Canada.

  • ‘Fingerprint’ evidence was regarded as virtually beyond challenge until replaced in recent years by DNA hits as the very quintessence of certainty.

  • Beyond the four elements, everything consisted of a fifth substance, the quintessence , which unlike them was not subject to any kind of change except locomotion, uniformly and in perfect circles.

  • But above all the play itself - its writing, the conceptions it embodies, and the way it tells its story - is a quintessence of skill.

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