Word of the Day: QUINTESSENTIAL(LY)

quintessentially (ˌkwɪntɪˈsenʃəlɪ) 

Definitions

adverb

  1. in such a way as to be most typically representative of a quality, state, etc; perfectly

 

quintessential (ˌkwɪntɪˈsɛnʃəl Pronunciation for quintessential

Definitions

adjective

  1. most typically representative of a quality, state, etc; perfect

Derived Forms

ˌquintesˈsentially adverb

Example Sentences Including ‘quintessentially’

‘ I remember when these qualities were quintessentially Australian characteristics.

Australian News Misc (2004)

– Is there such a thing as a quintessentially Canadian work of art?

Globe and Mail (2003)

Although the alliance’s cause is quintessentially British, it has attracted support from wealthy Anglophile foreigners.

Times, Sunday Times (2004)

Borde Hill Borde Hill is a quintessentially English garden which really comes into its own during the autumn.

Country Life (2004)

But there were other selves than the smoothly functioning, well-oiled, quintessentially independent Helena Latimer.

Appiganesi, Lisa Dreams of Innocence

He is a romantic with a stiff upper lip, and as such, yes, quintessentially English.

Times, Sunday Times (2002)

Whole experience most quintessentially French part of w/ e as Ferris wheel complete death trap.

Bénédicte Newland and Pascale Smets AND GOD CREATED THE AU PAIR (2005)

Yet they share the quality of being able to be both quintessentially Scots and universal in their appeal.

Stewart Lamont WHEN SCOTLAND RULED THE WORLD: The Story of the Golden Age of Genius, Creativity and Exploration (2002)

http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/quintessentially

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