If men are indeed trying to regain the quintessence of their sex , then barbershops fit the bill .
Quintessence , the british publishers , later decided that " books " worked better than " novels " in the title .
Are the ancient sage 's teachings to be praised as the quintessence of chinese-ness , or rejected ( ...... ) as the ideological foundation of centuries of " feudal " rule ?
The new edition of alexander solzhenitsyn 's epic novel , " in the first circle " ( harper perennial , $ 18 ) , captures better than any other work of fiction the quintessence of communist rule at its stalinist peak : all-pervasive , paranoid , oppressive , incompetent , lethal .
Right here , right now , sitting on a butcher-block table , bathed in the sunlight that pours in through spyproof frosted-glass windows , is -- repeat after steve jobs now -- the quintessence of computational coolness , the most fabulous desktop machine that you or anyone anywhere has ever seen .