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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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Consider the following exchange from one of the utopian sections of Quintessence, which alternate with the analytical sections (the "I" is Anonyma, a citizen of Lost and Found Continent fifty years in the future, and "Mary" is Daly herself):
Do such characters represent the quintessence of civil society, or are they its greatest foes?
In line with the demands of manufacturers, RHM Ingredients introduced its range of Quintessence seafood and meat flavourings, one of the first additive-free seafood and meat flavourings to be launched in the UK.
Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, recently visited Merrain International, a French oak stave mill in Monthureaux-sur-Sayne and a sister company of Tonnellerie Quintessence.
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The theory is one of those that attribute dark energy to an entirely new field dubbed quintessence that plays the role of the cosmological constant, a term that Albert Einstein added to the theory of general relativity to keep the universe from contracting under the force of gravity.
Cooke is also a major topic of the well-reviewed new book ``Boogaloo: The Quintessence of American Popular Music'' by Arthur Kempton.
For among her glories is her quintessence of Chestertonism.
Local radio and television presenter Roy Noble joined Cor Bro Ogwr, their guest soprano Iona Jones, brass instrumentalists Quintessence and residents for a carol concert at Bridgend Recreation Centre.
Quintessence takes on a different form and strength depending on what time it is in the universe.
To turn from Ruether to Mary Daly's Quintessence is to shift "keys" dramatically.
Just as Judd and others do, he expresses the quintessence of a material, allowing it to speak without interruption.