[ US /ɛsˈpɹi/ ]
[ UK /ɛspɹˈɪt/ ]
NOUN
  1. liveliness of mind or spirit
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How To Use esprit In A Sentence

  • By la Selec 'du vendredi Acte 28 | Blog Esprit-Design: tendance Design/Deco on August 21, 2009 at 7: 42 am Philippe Coudray – Renoma Collection
  • Satisfied that Saint-Esprit was undefended, the pilot came in across the lagoon and settled his floats into the calm water beside the pier. RUSHING TO PARADISE
  • One could consider this a contrapuntal jeu d' esprit, with rapid lines of imitation and stretto, but for its character of psychological unease.
  • Another hour and the schooner's name can be deciphered quite easily -- _L'Inconstant_, and that of the polacca _Le Saint-Esprit_. The Bronze Eagle A Story of the Hundred Days
  • The walker I would describe takes no note of distance; his walk is a sally, a bonmot, an unspoken jeu d'esprit; the ground is his butt, his provocation; it furnishes him the resistance his body craves; he rebounds upon it, he glances off and returns again, and uses it gayly as his tool. Winter Sunshine
  • ‘L' Esprit Nouveau’ focuses on the work of Le Corbusier and Amedee Ozenfant, founders of the Purist movement, and their colleague Fernand Leger.
  • Dans ses eloquentes lecons, l'histoire des sciences est devenue l'histoire meme de l'esprit humain; car, remontant aux causes de leurs progres et de leurs erreurs, c'est toujours dans les bonnes ou mauvaises routes suivies par l'esprit humain, qu'il trouve ces causes. Lectures on Modern history
  • Comme le soin de la ciuilite la plus raffinee ne doit pas beaucoup trauailler les esprits des Artisants & de la lie du peuple enuers les Grands & les Magistrats; aussi est-il raisonnable qu'ils ayent soin de leur rendre de l'honneur: de mesme il est a propos que la Noblesse les traitte [sic] doucement & les epargne, & qu'elle euite toute sorte de superbe. George Washington's Rules of Civility
  • Esprit de l'escalier it may've been, but I found myself, days later, wondering why exactly it was that we should feel at all shamefaced about our singular collective ability to guy, to poke fun, to take the piss and otherwise generally excoriate. Rude Britannia: British Comic Art, at Tate Britain
  • Esprit Ltd. to create Chui Ping Zou trade: the creation of Esprit types of business?
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