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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORALE

Thirdly, we were to emphasise to the men that Turkish morale was on the wane.

In this battle there was as great a change in morale as in the battle of the Ourcq.

In seventy-two hours he has wrecked the morale of Manhattan.

The men take pride in keeping up the morale of the regiment.

This retirement on the Somme is clever, though it may tell on the morale of his men.

It's thinking that disintegrates your morale; you should never try to think.

The morale of a Viceregal visit is pretty much in the same category.

In the winter of 1918 the morale of the Allies was at its lowest ebb.

But the morale of the army, its efficiency and spirit, may be freely praised and imparted?

"Morale effect," said the major-general, through stiff lips.

WORD ORIGIN

1752, "moral principles or practice," from French morale "morality, good conduct," from fem. of Old French moral "moral" (see moral (adj.)). Meaning "confidence" (especially in a military context) first recorded 1831, from confusion with French moral (French distinguishes le moral "temperament" and la morale "morality").

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