adv in his/its true nature; basically 本质上; 基本上
*He's essentially a very generous man. 他本质上是个十分慷慨的人.
used when stating the most basic facts about something
= basically Ballet is essentially a middle-class interest. Suicide rates have remained essentially unchanged. [sentence adverb] Essentially, we are talking about the cold war period.
1. We are an essentially peace-loving people. 我们基本上是爱好和平的民族。
2. If a nation is essentially disunited, it is left to the government to hold it together. 如果一个国家实际上处于分裂状态, 把它联合起来就是政府的事了。
3. If a nation is essentially disunited, it is left to the government to hold it together. 如果一个国家实际上处于分裂状态，使之联合起来就是政府的事了。
4. It is not a simple competition for a fixed amount of food determined by the physical environment, because the environment that determines our evolution is no longer essentially physical. 它已不是为争得物质环境所决定的东西所决定。