In ancient philosophy, quintessence was believed to be the stuff of heavenly bodies, which Aristotle credited as divine, alive and intelligent.
It would have redefined beauty, and captured the very quintessence of rural innocence.
Euro 2004 has begun on the right note, as a quintessence of football skills.
The energy, the spirit and quintessence of the land of his birth dominate his personal space, from which emerges his external space - the canvas.
The family farm is the quintessence of old English society, embodying all those virtues of continuity, tradition, patriotism, and local attachment that our ancestors embraced and defended in two world wars.
The Authorized Version became the quintessence of Englishness and an index of human character.
Richard Conlon's Brick, handsome, quiet, explosively raging in his guilt and despair over the death of his friend, is the quintessence of the rich boy laid low by unforgiving social mores.
we were all brought up to believe that advertising is the quintessence of marketing
he was the quintessence of political professionalism
Previously I was playing a beautiful prelude in C sharp minor op. 45 by Chopin, a piece that is the quintessence of healing compassion, so my heart was full and my spirit was ready to heal.