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- n. the quality possessed by something that you cannot possibly do without
- n. the quality of being essential to maintain life
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What's notable here is the way that Crowe's step-by-step investigation makes a passionate case for the vitalness of newspaper reporting.
"I should think," meditated Page, taking the matter into serious consideration, "that the vitalness of even that experience would depend somewhat on the character undergoing it.