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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quintessentialadjective

    representing the perfect example of a class or quality

Wiktionary

  1. quintessentialadjective

    Of the nature of a quintessence (in all senses); ultimate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Quintessentialadjective

    Consisting of quintessence.

    Etymology: from quintessence.

    Venturous assertions as would have puzzled the authors to have made them good, specially considering that there is nothing contrary to the quintessential matter and circular figure of the heavens; so neither is there to the light thereof. George Hakewill.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quintessentialadjective

    of the nature of a quintessence; purest

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quintessential in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quintessential in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of quintessential in a Sentence

  1. Donald Bren:

    “As master builders, we are blending architectural and planning skills, plus business and financial disciplines, to produce superbly balanced communities. I consider The Irvine Company land a quintessential opportunity and challenge for anyone in real estate.”

  2. Samuel Rodriguez:

    This is the quintessential green light for Republicans to put their money where their mouth is.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Ohio Gov. John Kasichplans to launch his presidential bid on July 21in Columbus, hoping his strength in the quintessential swing state will help him win over Republican voters who aim to take back the White House in 2016. Kasich will share his presidential intentions at his alma mater, Ohio State University, said Chris Schrimpf, a spokesman for the governor's 2016 effort.

  4. Yarrow Halpern:

    We need to do so much more to allow them to feel safe, they should be able to have the same quintessential middle and high school experience that other kids get.

  5. Michelle Vo:

    I get that the old design is cool. It's kind of quintessential 1980s, and it's like an old friend we don't want to leave behind, but it's OK to have a new friend, too.

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. soft-witted
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    • C. occlusive
    • D. proprietary

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