Spirit in a sentence

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Definition of Spirit

  • Life, or living substance, considered independently of corporeal existence; an intelligence conceived of apart from any physical organization or embodiment; vital essence, force, or energy, as distinct from matter.
  • The intelligent, immaterial and immortal part of man; the soul, in distinction from the body in which it resides; the agent or subject of vital and spiritual functions, whether spiritual or material.
  • Specifically, a disembodied soul; the human soul after it has left the body.
  • Any supernatural being, good or bad; an apparition; a specter; a ghost; also, sometimes, a sprite,; a fairy; an elf.
  • Energy, vivacity, ardor, enthusiasm, courage, etc.
  • One who is vivacious or lively; one who evinces great activity or peculiar characteristics of mind or temper; as, a ruling spirit; a schismatic spirit.
  • Temper or disposition of mind; mental condition or disposition; intellectual or moral state; -- often in the plural; as, to be cheerful, or in good spirits; to be downhearted, or in bad spirits.
  • Intent; real meaning; -- opposed to the letter, or to formal statement; also, characteristic quality, especially such as is derived from the individual genius or the personal character; as, the spirit of an enterprise, of a document, or the like.
  • Tenuous, volatile, airy, or vapory substance, possessed of active qualities.
  • Any liquid produced by distillation; especially, alcohol, the spirits, or spirit, of wine (it having been first distilled from wine): -- often in the plural.
  • Rum, whisky, brandy, gin, and other distilled liquors having much alcohol, in distinction from wine and malt liquors.
  • A solution in alcohol of a volatile principle. Cf. Tincture.
  • Any one of the four substances, sulphur, sal ammoniac, quicksilver, or arsenic (or, according to some, orpiment).
  • Stannic chloride. See under Stannic.
  • To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit; as, civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private men; -- sometimes followed by up.
  • To convey rapidly and secretly, or mysteriously, as if by the agency of a spirit; to kidnap; -- often with away, or off.
  • a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character
  • an inclination or tendency of a certain kind
  • animation and energy in action or expression
  • the intended meaning of a communication
  • any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
  • the vital principle or animating force within living things
  • the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)
  • the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
  • infuse with spirit

How to use spirit in a sentence. Spirit pronunciation.

Now, as he felt the secret joy of these dark spirits surrounding him-Achmet, and High Pasha, who kept saying beneath his breath in thankfulness that it was not his turn, Praise be to God!-as he, felt their secret self-gratulations, and their evil joy over his prospective downfall, he settled himself steadily, made a low salutation to Kaid, and calmly awaited further speech.
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He knew into what subterranean ways he must walk, through what mazes of treachery and falsehood he must find his way; and though he did not know to the full the corruption which it was his duty to Kaid to turn to incorruption, he knew enough to give his spirit pause.
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The grey, dank mists came down on him, his footsteps sank deeper and deeper, and ever the cries, as of damned spirits, grew in his ears.
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Do the spirit voices give thee that counsel?
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In truth, he had heard a voice in the night, but not the voice of a spirit.
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It was David's dream that, in the field of war, a better spirit might enter into Achmet and his friends; that patriotism might stir in them.
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There was far, to go before those mud huts of the thousand years would give place to rational modern homes; and as he saw a solitary horseman spread his sheepskin on the ground and kneel to say his evening prayer, as Mahomet had done in his flight between Mecca and Medina, the distance between the Egypt of his desire and the ancient Egypt that moved round him sharply impressed his mind, and the magnitude of his task settled heavily on his spirit.
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At the first break of dawn we were always up and running foot-races to tone down excess of physical vigor and exuberance of spirits.
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A Glass of good Ale or Wine now and then, or a Dram of cool _Nantz_, is more chearing to my old Spirits, than to be sipping and tasting a little Stale Pearl Cordial or Juleps, or indeed any Apothecaries Slop.
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Signs_, and _Proper Effects_ of a Contrite Spirit.
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His people said that when he was in this condition, the centurion's ghastly demon had entered into him, and he himself believed in this evil spirit, and dreaded it; nay, he had attempted to be released through heathen spells, and even through Christian exorcisms.
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Phoebicius ended his prayer to-day-a prayer for strength to break his wife's strong spirit, for a successful issue to his revenge on her seducer-ended it without haste, and with careful observance of all the prescribed forms.
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When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, and said, Where have ye laid him?
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The girl assented, and in excellent spirits betook herself to the railway station.
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She was in excellent spirits, without a trace of the morning's ill-humour.
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Then for an hour she sat thinking, and as she thought her face gradually emerged from gloom-the better, truer face which so often allowed itself to be disguised at the prompting of an evil spirit; her softening lips all but smiled, as if at an amusing suggestion, and her eyes, in their reverie, seemed to behold a pleasant promise.
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Romanticism is as foreign to the spirit of Russian Realism as it is to French Classicism.
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The spirit of mockery in the Parisian throws off the germs of their theatre and their fiction.
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And it is indeed as contrary to the spirit of Russian fiction as it is to the French spirit of restraint.
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It has all the fiery ardour of a young genius; its very exaggeration, its delight in bloody battle, show a certain immaturity; it breathes indeed the spirit of youth.
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Examples of Spirit

Example #1
It had been chief among the chances he had taken when he entered the high and perilous service of Kaid.
Example #2
Whether it was diamond-dust or Achmet's thin thong that stopped the breath, it mattered not; it was sure.
Example #3
What would be -what could be-the end?
Example #4
In looking at this prospect for good work in the cause of civilisation, he was not deceived, he was not allured.
Example #5
Mocking shapes flitted past him, the wings of obscene birds buffeted him, the morass grew up about him; and now it was all a red moving mass like a dead sea heaving about him.
Example #6
If it be Thy will, let my soul be cast away; but for the soul of him whose body I slew, and for his land, let my life be the long sacrifice.