[es-se; English es-ee]
noun Latin.
being; existence. Unabridged

ab esse

[ahb-es-se; English ab-es-ee]
adjective Latin.

esse quam videri

[es-se kwahm wi-de-ree; English es-ee kwam vi-dair-ahy]
to be rather than to seem: motto of North Carolina.

in esse

[in es-e; English in es-ee]
in being; in actuality; in actual existence (contrasted with in posse ). Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
esse (ˈɛsɪ)
1.  existence
2.  essential nature; essence
[C17: from Latin: to be]

in esse (ɪn ˈɛsɪ)
Compare in posse actually existing
[Latin, literally: in being]

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Example sentences for esse
Along with these participles, the verb esse, which means to be, is used.
However, the future perfect uses the indicative future of esse as the auxiliary verb.
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