Sputnik had two, connected consequences for the United States, both of them essential for the world we now live in.
We're saying nothing - except its nice and baggy in all the essential places, isn't it?
So any list of the “essential” Balzac inevitably omits a handful of great works.
In fact, the desire for intimate fraternity was considered more than just normal for a male life; it was believed to be essential.
But the essential conditions that led Hamas to realign itself with the Sunni Muslim states remain in place.
Comparison was considered an essential property of a perfect device.
It is a test of our courage—of our resolve—of our wisdom—our essential democracy.
The machine must be immensely strong, and yet it is essential that it should be light.
I cannot perceive that our own comprehension of it is at all essential to the matter.
But, functionally, the essential thing about this value is its dynamic character.
mid-14c., "that is such by its essence," from Late Latin essentialis, from essentia (see essence). Meaning "pertaining to essence" is from late 14c., that of "constituting the essence of something" is from 1540s; that of "necessary" is from 1520s. Essentials "indispensable elements" is from early 16c. Related: Essentially.
essential es·sen·tial (ĭ-sěn'shəl)
Constituting or being part of the essence of something; inherent.
Basic or indispensable; necessary.
Of, relating to, or being a dysfunctional condition or a disease whose cause is unknown.
Of, relating to, or being a substance that is required for normal functioning but cannot be synthesized by the body and therefore must be included in the diet.
Something necessary or indispensable.