Definitions of essentially

  1. In the essence; in reality.

Usage examples for essentially

  1. Her mother and father had been indeed essentially refined people, of good sense and good taste as far as their knowledge went. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  2. The movement was essentially popular and national. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  3. It enters essentially into our sense of moral obligation. – What is Darwinism? by Charles Hodge
  4. I name the press and the platform together because they are essentially the same thing. – England and the War by Walter Raleigh
  5. The theosophical view is that man is essentially divine. – Elementary Theosophy by L. W. Rogers
  6. The natural man belongs essentially to this present order of things. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  7. Your hair was reddish brown, and your face wore that plain honest look that is so essentially English. – Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore
  8. There can be little doubt, to begin with, that with the great majority of people religion is regarded as essentially one with morality. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  9. The Chinese numerical system or calendar, though equally based on rotation, and known to have been modified by contact with India, is essentially different from the American. – The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations by Zelia Nuttall
  10. Man is essentially a walking animal. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  11. Nothing seems impossible, when Persons in Authority are zealously inclined to prevent every such Evil; and it is time they should be properly informed of one so essentially hurtful to Society. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  12. But Edgehill was, essentially, not a ladies' meet. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  13. But he was essentially a business man, and the matters of the moment seemed to be critical. – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher
  14. You see, it's a situation that calls directly for a woman; and you're so essentially a man. – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  15. This discipline is essentially moral, and furnishes some basis, though partial and unsatisfactory, for the proper discharge of the duties of life. – Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions by George S. Boutwell
  16. In fact, you cannot doubt that she left the house of Ballycloran for that purpose; this has been proved- but there are circumstances beyond this on which it is essentially necessary that you should have evidence, and this evidence can only be given by the young lady herself. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  17. Respect your species: reflect that it is essentially made up of the collection of peoples; that if every king and every philosopher were cut off from among them, they would scarcely be missed, and the world would go none the worse." – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley