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Definitions of esprit

  1.   Spirit.
  2.   Spirit; soul.
  3.   liveliness of mind or spirit

Usage examples for esprit

  1. “ I think they will do something more valuable still if they show that through their public education women can learn true public spirit, that school teaches true esprit de corps- that it teaches them to seek the beauty of being second, instead of the glory of being first. ” – Stray Thoughts for Girls by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  2. 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
  3. “ Names harbour of St Esprit – The Mariner of St. Malo: A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier by Stephen Leacock
  4. There was an esprit between the two as if they were comrades of long standing. ” – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  5. 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
  6. And certainly it speaks well for the esprit de corps of the profession, and the personal honor of its members, that to the press this man's story has been wholly unknown,- and, I think, to the country at large also. ” – The Man Without a Country by Edward E. Hale
  7. This matter is getting serious, Noah, and I am filled with an esprit de corps. ” – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  8. Ned watched that game from the substitutes' bench, just as he had watched the two preceding contests, but a newly awakened esprit de corps forbade complaining. ” – The Turner Twins by Ralph Henry Barbour
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. And she had, in a great degree, the esprit and the high- sparkling glance of the Scotch captain. ” – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  12. There is one form of conceit- or rather of self- satisfaction- to which schoolgirls are liable: they know they are living up to the average standard imposed by public opinion and esprit de corps, and they are satisfied with this, instead of trying to live up to their own best self. ” – Stray Thoughts for Girls by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  13. Rouge and esprit used to go together. ” – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  14. There are men of esprit who are excessively exhausting to some people. ” – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  15. While I was away, I was present at a discussion on Esprit de Corps, and whether it was a good thing in girls' schools. ” – Stray Thoughts for Girls by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  16. “ 335, 5. esprit de corps- brotherhood. ” – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  17. “ 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
  18. 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

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