from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or having the nature of a quintessence; being the most typical: "Liszt was the quintessential romantic” ( Musical Heritage Review).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of the nature of a quintessence (in all senses); ultimate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of the nature of a quintessence; purest; most characteristic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of quintessence; of the nature of quintessence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. representing the perfect example of a class or quality
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The ruling "is a defeat for Marley's widow Rita and nine children who had sought to recover millions of dollars in damages over UMG's effort to exploit what they called the quintessential Bob Marley sound recordings", says the story, going on:
A cold one is waiting for you and I to enjoy after a day on the river to relive our day in quintessential paradise.
With Coleman, you have a guy I call the quintessential chicken hawk.
Guanajuato - a place of crowded, busy beauty, where art, architecture and nightlife collide in quintessential Mexican ways.
(Donovan), Brian (McBride) and I were just on (ABC's) Good Morning America, said Reyna, stamping the moment of arrival in quintessential American terms.
IDLEYLD PARK - Standing before a square of land flagged with pink marking tape between two ponds at the Rock Creek Fish Hatchery, local leaders discussed a future educational facility they describe as a quintessential Douglas County project.
I'm not sure if has spent as much time in front of the camera as he has behind it and looked a little unsure at times, perhaps he will improve as the series goes on, but he will have to watch his use of the word quintessential - he managed to describe both male contestants as quintessential Aussie blokes, as if it were some badge of honour, or perhaps it's a clue to the sex of the eventual winner.
It’s available in quintessential silver or striking black. iPod classic also has plenty of battery life (up to 36 hours of audio playback or 6 hours of video playback), good looks (a sleek, anodized aluminum design), and other great features (Cover Flow and Genius playlists for creating perfect playlists).
His character might be better described as the quintessential misfit: shunned by polite society, unlucky in love, jack-of-all-trades but master of none.
Jeffers is frequently described as the quintessential California poet.