Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of speer.

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Examples

  • “Spiritus Frumenti”—abbreviated by this Kentucky pharmacist as “spir. fru.” 36—is the Latin term for such elixirs; in most cases, it was straight rye.

    LAST CALL

  • Politics should be imbued with the deepest of spir...

    Ours is a yoga of Knowledge

  • Politics, again, needs to be practiced in the spir...

    A sigh for SCIY

  • John McCain knew that there would be no bailout agreement before he announced that he would go to Washington, supposedly to help promote such an agreement in the spir ...

    George Lakoff: The McCain Trap and Obama's Debate Challenge

  • Juraviel had reservations, though-would this spir - ited young stallion be too much for young Brynn?

    Mortalis

  • "Also, they have a healthy respect for ghosts and spir-its, and I've told them that one sleeps in the skimmer at all times."

    The Howling Stones

  • In the central room, we find Simon and Du Lill car * rig on a spir - ryl ited conversation in the universal language of charades.

    the secret sense

  • If and when Dylan finished the third book, there'd be some spir-ited bidding waiting for it.

    The Metrognome and Other Stories

  • Against this technological eulogy of the modern age, social-historical pessimists have cited our glaring spir - itual barrenness, the vulgarity and corruption, the inequity and violence of modern life, the disastrous turns in our contemporary crisis which threaten not only the well-being but the very existence of humanity.

    PROBLEM OF EVIL

  • These were, at different times, among the major doctrinal and spir - itual preoccupations of the period from the eleventh century onwards.

    HERESY IN THE MIDDLE AGES

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