a sense of unity and of common interests and responsibilities, as developed among a group of persons closely associated in a task, cause, enterprise, etc.
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How to use esprit de corps in a sentence
One theme that truly defines the film beyond esprit de corps and survival is lack of communication.
McCain and the boys will likely support him quickly and painlessly as a matter of senatorial esprit de corps!Susan Rice Should Not Have Caved in to Senatorial Opposition | Sophia A. Nelson | December 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Throughout the debate, Republicans never lost their esprit de corps.
This winning of the service esprit de corps—if that's the word—commenced to show results right away.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
There was a certain kind of esprit de corps among the old regular wagoners, and William Hall possessed it in a high degree.The Old Pike | Thomas B. Searight
From the very first, the Society was distinguished for the esprit de corps of its members.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI | John Lord
The unity of grievances and interests gave them an esprit de corps similar to that of an army.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson
The mistresses have too little esprit de corps when references are in question.The Expert Maid-Servant | Cristine Terhune Herrick
British Dictionary definitions for esprit de corps
consciousness of and pride in belonging to a particular group; the sense of shared purpose and fellowship
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Cultural definitions for esprit de corps
The feeling of camaraderie among members of a group or an organization: “The campers have been together for only one week, but they are already bound by a strong esprit de corps.” From French, meaning “group spirit.”
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