Throughout the debate, Republicans never lost their esprit de corps.
Dinners are rather display than hospitality, supplying abundance of sumptuous viands, but no esprit.
That is "esprit de corp." We had a pretty good time in this village.
Pride exists only among people who know each other well, who have esprit de corps, and company spirit.
It had little in common with the famous centers of conversation and esprit.
His sense of honour was not, therefore, sustained by tradition or stimulated by esprit de corps.
There was a certain satisfaction—an esprit de diablerie—which amused her.
It did not take them long to decide that we were the best battalion in France and that is how we got the "esprit de Corp."
That was something like good comradeship and esprit de corps.
I have seen Montucla set down as an esprit fort, more than once: wrongly, I think.
1590s, from Middle French esprit "spirit, mind," from Old French espirit, from Latin spiritus "spirit" (see spirit).
For initial e-, see especial. Esprit de corps first recorded 1780. French also has the excellent phrase esprit de l'escalier, literally "spirit of the staircase," defined in OED as, "a retort or remark that occurs to a person after the opportunity to make it has passed." It also has espirit fort, a "strong-minded" person, one independent of current prejudices, especially a freethinker in religion.