esprit esprit  /ɛs ˈpri/


  • (n) liveliness of mind or spirit


  1. On an a recent visit, the battalion displayed an attention to detail and an esprit de corps quite startling to someone who has spent too much time around Middle Eastern armies.
  2. We borrow a lot of cigarette money from both the Senator and from each other, which breeds a certain esprit d'corps.
  3. There is very little teaching at the Academy and my main duty, I presume, will be to keep up the esprit de corps.


  1. Theater review: "Dust Storm" an assured start to new Theatre Esprit Asia theater company

    With "Dust Storm," Theatre Esprit Asia gets its inaugural gambit just right, delivering a work that is modest and ambitious, spare and emotionally textured.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  2. Athleta Esprit de She – The Spirit of Her Race Series – Debuts in Cary on June 27 with 5K and 10K

    --(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Thursday, June 27 Athleta Esprit de She, the nation’s premiere athletic event series designed exclusively for women, will make its debut in Cary with a 5K and 10K at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  3. ‘Esprit de She’ draws 1,400 triathletes to Naperville

    Naperville's Centennial Beach was filled with cheers, hugs and a few tears Sunday morning as hundreds congratulated the women who competed in the Athleta Esprit de She Triathlon. Roughly 1,400 athletes from all over the Midwest participated in the event, which features a half-mile swim, followed by a 14.2-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Daily Herald


  1. "The people of Southwest have always been my pride, my joy, and my love," Kelleher said in a statement. "Their indomitable dedication and esprit de corps have taken Southwest from a three-airplane dream to a 500-airplane reality."
    on Jul 19, 2007 By: Herb Kelleher Source: Dallas Morning News

  2. "The foundation of the morale and esprit de corps of any military organization is a merit-based officer corps, issuing clear orders that comply with both the spirit and letter of the law," he said. "The effectiveness of any military...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Ninoy Aquino Source:

  3. "These are unusual people, who are very courageous, determined and dedicated and I had this special sense, when I was with them, of esprit de corps," Bush told reporters.
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: President Bush Source: The Age

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