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Esprit du clerg, ou le Christianisme primitif veng des entreprises et des excs de nos Prtres modernes.
BARON D'HOLBACHMAX PEARSON CUSHING
This winning of the service esprit de corps—if that's the word—commenced to show results right away.
THE WRECKERSFRANCIS LYNDE
She's the most beautiful woman in England, but her esprit de conduite isn't quite on a level.
THE AWKWARD AGEHENRY JAMES
They are continually besprinkling themselves with eau de Cologne, esprit de Lavande, agua rica, or mistura.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
There was a certain kind of esprit de corps among the old regular wagoners, and William Hall possessed it in a high degree.
THE OLD PIKETHOMAS B. SEARIGHT
And La Fontaine sang praises of her esprit, and this was indeed fitting at his age then.
THE STONES OF PARIS IN HISTORY AND LETTERS, VOLUME I (OF 2)BENJAMIN ELLIS MARTIN
From the very first, the Society was distinguished for the esprit de corps of its members.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIJOHN LORD
He was sedate and dignified and cheerful; though Bossuet accuses him of a surly disposition,--un genre triste, un esprit chagrin.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIJOHN LORD
The unity of grievances and interests gave them an esprit de corps similar to that of an army.
A HISTORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, YEAR BY YEAREDWIN EMERSON
There is, it appears, an esprit de sexe which prevents women from giving each other away.
THE ISLE OF UNRESTHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ESPRIT

  • activity
  • being
  • breath
  • brio
  • dash
  • energy
  • enthusiasm
  • entity
  • esprit
  • essence
  • excitement
  • get-up-and-go
  • go
  • growth
  • heart
  • high spirits
  • impulse
  • lifeblood
  • liveliness
  • oomph
  • sentience
  • soul
  • sparkle
  • verve
  • viability
  • vigor
  • vitality
  • vivacity
  • zest
  • zing
  • élan
  • élan vital
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