ASL Sign Language Dictionary

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How to sign: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
"the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story";

Essence in ASL Watch how to sign Essence in American Sign Language
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Substance in ASL Watch how to sign Substance in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: nitty-gritty, inwardness, heart and soul, essence, gist, pith, nub, meat, substance, kernel, sum, marrow, center, heart

Categories: content, cognitive content, mental object

Within this category: bare bones, hypostasis, quiddity, quintessence, stuff

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