It is ---- that something has been omitted which was essential to complete the construction.
What are the essentials of an army?
In other dreams not a bit of the dream idea has retained its own psychical value, or everything essential in these dream ideas has been replaced by unessentials, whilst every kind of transition between these conditions can be found.
The senor governor got up, and by Doctor Pedro Recio's directions they made him break his fast on a little conserve and four sups of cold water, which Sancho would have readily exchanged for a piece of bread and a bunch of grapes; but seeing there was no help for it, he submitted with no little sorrow of heart and discomfort of stomach; Pedro Recio having persuaded him that light and delicate diet enlivened the wits, and that was what was most essential for persons placed in command and in responsible situations, where they have to employ not only the bodily powers but those of the mind also.
It is the finest shock absorber in the world, as essential from an economic point of view as it is pleasant from a social one.
Wouldn’t you like... something more essential before tea?”
He likewise kept the Seventh day, Sabbath; and these two points were essentials with him.