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quintessence

1. an extract of a substance containing its principle in its most concentrated form
2. (in ancient and medieval philosophy) ether, the fifth and highest essence or element after earth, water, air, and fire, which was thought to be the constituent matter of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things
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"Grubb, o' man," he said, distilling the quintessence, "I'm fair sick of this shop."
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And the quintessence of this change is a progressive mindset and scientific thinking.
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Ramon Orlina was able to capture this quintessence in glass sculpture.
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I stumbled upon the book Quintessence: The Quality of Having It (Black Dog & Leventhal) when I was in college in the mid-1980s.
Another camp suggests quintessence, a fifth fundamental force that doesn't have to be constant--it could have arisen at some point in the early universe and might one day fade away again.