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The characteristic that motivates someone to survive in the face of challenges
“Though he was in considerable discomfort, his spirit never failed him.”
The prevailing or typical quality, mood, or attitude of a person, group, or period of time
“Confucian thought is characterized by a spirit of humanism, rationalism, and moralism.”
A supernatural or spiritual being
“The spirit approached and stopped right in front of her with arms outstretched.”
The non-physical part of a person regarded as their true self, capable of surviving physical death or separation
“If only the spirit and not the body counts, then it is the individual and not the assembly that matters.”
The real meaning or the intention behind something as opposed to its strict verbal interpretation
“I agreed wholeheartedly with his comments, or at least, the spirit behind the comments.”
A person's temperament, frame of mind or way of thinking
“The two parties approached talks with a conciliatory spirit.”
The quality of courage, energy, and determination
“We will be organizing a break together away from work to lift the spirit in our team.”
Liveliness shown in what a person does
“His words were filled with great spirit that reverberated among the crowd.”
(usually in plural form "spirits") Distilled alcoholic beverage
“I would go easy on the spirits this evening as we have a big day of activity tomorrow.”
To carry off, especially in haste, secrecy, or mystery
“A stylishly coiffed woman was seen to spirit Simon off, by means of a jet, to a Manhattan discotheque.”
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