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time is of the essence

Time is a key consideration in this situation (often because time is limited or a specific deadline must be met). Has anyone called an ambulance? Time is of the essence with this man's injuries! We have to get these pages to the printer by 8, so work faster, people—time is of the essence!
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be of the essence

To be a key consideration or absolute necessity. It goes without saying that discretion is of the essence in this situation. Has anyone called an ambulance? Time is of the essence with this man's injuries!
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of the essence

Absolutely necessary; of great importance or key consideration. It goes without saying that discretion is of the essence in this situation. Has anyone called an ambulance? Time is of the essence with this man's injuries!
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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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Time is of the essence.

Timing and meeting all the deadlines are essential and required. (Often seen in contractual agreements.) The final payment is due on the first day of December, by midnight. Time is of the essence.
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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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of the essence

Of the greatest importance, crucial, as in Time is of the essence. This idiom, which uses essence in the sense of "the most important element of something," was first recorded in 1873, although the phrase the essence of ... was already being used in the mid-1600s.
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of the essence

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If something is of the essence, it is absolutely necessary in order for a particular action to be successful. Time is of the essence. Speed was of the essence in a project of this type.
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of the essence

critically important.
1990 Louis de Bernières The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts Gentlemen, we have before us an important mission for which speed and efficiency are of the essence, and where surprise is the key element.
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of the ˈessence

absolutely necessary: Time is of the essence (= we must do things as quickly as possible).
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in essence

By nature; essentially: He is in essence a reclusive sort.
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of the essence

Of the greatest importance; crucial: Time is of the essence.
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The main point of chapter 3 appears to be that essences are known indirectly by the intellect through the properties and accidents of essences.
Then Oderberg clarifies how metaphysical modality is grounded in both prime matter and existing forms, how a proper understanding of essence will enable us to understand powers in terms of act and potency, and how laws of nature are metaphysically necessary because they have no content over and above essences.
The Taoist methods of conserving seed essences simultaneously transmute that essence into internal spiritual processes.
The core Taoist method is to slow down ejaculation during sex, so that men can draw out the essence from their sperm and recycle it around the body to nourish other energy centers and their partner.
Flower essences are natural products made from wild plants.
Flower essences have no known side effects and a reeasy toadminister: simply add then to food and water.
Flower essences, the vibrational qualities from flower petals captured in water, are used by people who are interested in clearing emotional imbalances naturally rather than using chemical drugs.
Flower essences useful for releasing fear, anxiety, insecurity, holding on, inability to make changes or take risks, resistance, and denial: Mimulus for worry fears, Aspen for unknown fears, Larch for fearing the worst will happen, Sweet Chestnut for fearing loss of control, White Chestnut for the obsession with fears and anxieties in the mind.
CINCINNATI, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Leighton Meester has been named the new global hair ambassador for Herbal Essences, the hair care brand renowned for empowering women to explore luscious style possibilities every day.
The diversity of Leighton's talent and enjoyment in exploring her signature style is a truly synergistic match with Herbal Essences, a brand which gives women the ultimate freedom to play with and express different hairstyles.
We know that African-American women are three times as likely to be head of household in comparison to the general population, therefore success at work is both a personal and an economic priority," said ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K.
NEW YORK -- The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) today hosted approximately 50 students, teachers and parents from Brooklyn's Essence School at the opening ceremony of "The Arts of Essence" exhibition in lower Manhattan.
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The company's flagship publication, ESSENCE magazine, is the preeminent lifestyle magazine for African-American women; generating brand extensions such as the Essence Music Festival, ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood and Black Women in Music, Window on Our Women and Smart Beauty consumer insights series, the Essence Book Club, Essence.
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