(1) A commentary on the website of CBS, the nearest equivalent to the BBC for serious news in the US, summed up: ├ö├ç├┐Diana was the quintessence of cool├ö├ç├û.(2) Played in its unadulterated form the venerable, patriotic tune has a divine character: Cameron managed to capture the quintessence of the song.(3) we were all brought up to believe that advertising is the quintessence of marketing(4) It's the quintessence of all the bad things about email and none of the good things.(5) In ancient philosophy, quintessence was believed to be the stuff of heavenly bodies, which Aristotle credited as divine, alive and intelligent.(6) The Vedas are the quintessence of classical Hindu philosophy.(7) Not even a hint of this doctrine of salvation is to be found in the Sermon on the Mount - the quintessence of Jesus's message - or in the Lord's Prayer, or in Christ's traditional parables.(8) The quintessence of religion lies in actual perception and realization of Self under tutelage of a perfect master of the time.(9) ├ö├ç├┐Fingerprint├ö├ç├û evidence was regarded as virtually beyond challenge until replaced in recent years by DNA hits as the very quintessence of certainty.(10) And sitting in the dark theatre about halfway through Intern Academy, the subject of this little foray, I realized one thing: this film captures the quintessence of Canada.(11) With eloquent violence, workers in Britain smashed the clocks above the factory gates, the loathed symbol of a new world order which had stolen their time, that quintessence of true individual freedom.(12) The Agony and the Ecstasy is the much-mocked quintessence of Hollywood's ham-fistedness when it comes to filming the lives of the great artists.(13) Rains, thunder, roaring rivers, sky-scraping hills, industrious people, charming smiling girls, Buddhist flavor, sensational jungles, and varied wildlife are the quintessence of the life of Darjeeling.(14) Sometime snooker world champion, perpetually in the tabloids for his substance-assisted high jinks, he's the quintessence of Essex wide-boy.(15) Despite his trepidation, betrayed by occasional furtive glances to the right and left, Waddley was the quintessence of efficiency.(16) 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.