folkways of central importance accepted without question and embodying the fundamental moral views of a group.
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How to use mores in a sentence
For three decades, ‘Puck’ waged war on all things holy—politicians, social mores, and the news.
Women have long expressed their sexuality—and the mores of the time—through their choice of undergarments.
Cultural conservatives will put up with a certain amount of pandering to more modern mores with a nudge and a wink.
I think it was more about sexual mores, mating and dating rituals in the city, cultural anthropology.
The change is not in the mores of France, but in its geopolitical and economic history.Dominique Strauss-Kahn Settles With Maid: How the Case Changed France | Christopher Dickey | December 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Quid sit Nova Francia, qualis regio, qui in e populi, quique mores.
Increpaui ego, vt potui, per interpret paganicos hos mores in iam Christianis.
It includes accommodation to the folkways, the mores, the conventions, and the social ritual (Sittlichkeit).
Professional faults arouse a much feebler response than offenses against the mores of the larger society.
The mores, as thus conceived, are the judgments of public opinion in regard to issues that have been settled and forgotten.
British Dictionary definitions for mores
sociol the customs and conventions embodying the fundamental values of a group or society
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Cultural definitions for mores
The customs and manners of a social group or culture. Mores often serve as moral guidelines for acceptable behavior but are not necessarily religious or ethical.
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