Definitions of esprit

  1. Spirit.
  2. Spirit; soul.

Usage examples for esprit

  1. Discipline, the dexterities of strategy, an enlightened courage, and the tremendous force of esprit de corps were alike nullified. – The Story of Old Fort Loudon by Charles Egbert Craddock
  2. Nothing like uniforms- even a jumble of different kinds, like ours- to cement men together and give them the esprit de corps. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  3. They rose by esprit and artistic taste as far above the general level of antique womanhood as the Spartan women by their character. – The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State by Frederick Engels
  4. I know there are those who will sneer at the supposition of a pocket- handkerchief possessing any mind, or esprit, at all; but let such have patience and read on, when I hope it will be in my power to demonstrate their error. – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper
  5. And she had, in a great degree, the esprit and the high- sparkling glance of the Scotch captain. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  6. It took all his esprit de corps to pretend to himself as well as to others that he felt no difference. – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  7. Her voice is quite as low as ever, but there is an accent of playfulness in it; and on her face a sparkle of esprit, whose possible existence I had not conjectured. – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  8. Names harbour of St Esprit. – The Mariner of St. Malo: A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier by Stephen Leacock