I assure you that we will get these enforced in letter and spirit.
He believes that consuming the spirit on a regular basis gives him the strength of a tiger and the senses of a predator.
And that brings us to a larger conundrum of the spirit Awards.
But who is Santa really, and does he embody “the spirit of the Holiday” of consumer Christmas?
How can we keep the spirit of innovation alive and well in our country?
He invoked the spirit of his mother; he brought together an assembly of elves and goblins.
We are not disposed to enter into the question in any spirit of censure.
She felt that she had some of the Flagg spirit of that sort in her.
She, too, remembered the conversation, but had not strength to act up to the spirit of it.
He wrote as a liberal in whom the spirit of individualism was active.
mid-13c., "animating or vital principle in man and animals," from Old French espirit, from Latin spiritus "soul, courage, vigor, breath," related to spirare "to breathe," from PIE *(s)peis- "to blow" (cf. Old Church Slavonic pisto "to play on the flute").
Original usage in English mainly from passages in Vulgate, where the Latin word translates Greek pneuma and Hebrew ruah. Distinction between "soul" and "spirit" (as "seat of emotions") became current in Christian terminology (e.g. Greek psykhe vs. pneuma, Latin anima vs. spiritus) but "is without significance for earlier periods" [Buck]. Latin spiritus, usually in classical Latin "breath," replaces animus in the sense "spirit" in the imperial period and appears in Christian writings as the usual equivalent of Greek pneuma.
Meaning "supernatural being" is attested from c.1300 (see ghost); that of "essential principle of something" (in a non-theological sense, e.g. Spirit of St. Louis) is attested from 1690, common after 1800. Plural form spirits "volatile substance" is an alchemical idea, first attested 1610; sense narrowed to "strong alcoholic liquor" by 1670s. This also is the sense in spirit level (1768).
1590s, "to make more active or energetic" (of blood, alcohol, etc.), from spirit (n.). The meaning "carry off or away secretly" (as though by supernatural agency) is first recorded 1660s.
spirit spir·it (spĭr'ĭt)
spirits An alcohol solution of an essential or volatile substance.
spirits An alcoholic beverage, especially distilled liquor.
A liquid that has been distilled.