essentially essentially  /ɪ ˈsɛn ʃə li/


  • (adv) in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature



  1. First, they essentially paralyzed the patient with drugs to reduce the demand for oxygen by his muscles, brain, lungs and other organs.
  2. The Bi-Autogo was essentially a two-wheeled vehicle, carrying its considerable heft on 37-in.
  3. Microsoft's newest plan to take over the world is called MSN Direct, which is essentially a pager service that transmits info to radio-equipped gadgets.


  1. Jim Leyland names Joaquin Benoit Tigers' closer ... for now

    Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland essentially gave Joaquin Benoit the nod as the team's closer Thursday, reports Jason Beck of : "I'm not naming anybody closer. I'm just saying if Benoit was available right now, I would try to close with him." While he was reluctant to make any official statement, his comment makes it seem as though he will go with Benoit until a better option presents ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. Former Fed Governor Says Obama 'Essentially Fired' Bernanke

    Former Fed Governor Says Obama 'Essentially Fired' Bernanke
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Obama ‘Essentially Fired’ Bernanke: Meyer

    President Obama "essentially fired" Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, former Fed Governor Laurence Meyer says.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNBC


  1. "Abby would be going through a very difficult time with mountainous seas and essentially hurricane-force winds," Kiernan told Sky News television.
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Ian Kiernan Source: Seattle Times

  2. As Justice Stevens stated in Citizens United, "Essentially, five Justices were unhappy with the limited nature of the case before us, so they changed the case to give themselves an opportunity to change the law:there were principled, narrower paths...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: John Paul Stevens Source: Main Justice

  3. "We are ready to get this done today but there has to be movement on all sides, to recognise that it is better for us to act than talk," Obama said in a speech. "These international discussions have essentially taken place now for almost two...
    on Dec 17, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters South Africa

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