Definition of quintessential in English:
Representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class: he was the quintessential tough guy—strong, silent, and self-contained
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- Symbolically, his roles represented the quintessential dissident.
- We shall consider each in turn and then discuss the quintessential example of the problem.
- I suppose the waterfront dispute is the quintessential example, but that is only one amongst many.
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- Thus, though something of a rebel in British academic society, he was also quintessentially British.
- Although the alliance's cause is quintessentially British, it has attracted support from wealthy Anglophile foreigners.
- But the film medium has always had difficulty in translating effects that are quintessentially literary.
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