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in essence

basically; essentially. I have lots of detailed advice for you, but in essence, I want you to do the best you can. In essence, lightning is just a giant spark of electricity.
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in essence

Basically, by nature, as in He is in essence a very private person or In essence, they were asking the wrong question. This term employs essence in the sense of "intrinsic nature," a usage dating from the mid-1600s.
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in essence

By nature; essentially: He is in essence a reclusive sort.
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By setting up guidelines that follow this lifestyle philosophy, we are in essence rewarding their efforts by not requiring them to subsidize higher risk individuals.
As a results, we credential our providers, in essence doing a background check to make sure that they are licensed or haven't had any malpractice suits or previous fraud convictions," Garcia added.
The remaining C$44 million is in essence a call on Great-West's consolidated surplus of just over C$2,024 million.