from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A common spirit of comradeship, enthusiasm, and devotion to a cause among the members of a group. See Synonyms at morale.
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- n. A shared spirit of comradeship, enthusiasm, and devotion to a cause among the members of a group, for example of a military unit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a French phrase much used by English writers to denote the common spirit pervading the members of a body or association of persons. It implies sympathy, enthusiasm, devotion, and jealous regard for the honor of the body as a whole.
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- n. the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed
Disparate ages, jobs, agencies, backgrounds kept them from forming the esprit de corps often found in hot shots, the elite initial attack crews who trained and worked together for the entire season.
If their training period was dangerously short — sometimes as little as six weeks — their esprit de corps was very high, and helped by the priority Himmler granted them in the distribu - tion of new weapons from the factories.
It is not the want of instruction, it is the rascaldom, i.e. the violent esprit de corps of a selfish class, which “naturally leads” to violent remedies.
The ranks were reinforced with new recruits, an esprit de corps had been introduced by Baron von Steuben, and the new head of the commissary, Jeremiah Wadsworth, was acting with vigor, securing flour from New York and cattle from Connecticut.
The esprit de corps of Brents artillery was admirable, and its conduct and efficiency in action unsurpassed.
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Philip knew, however, that discipline and esprit de corps would not be enough against either wild barbarians or Greek hoplites.