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esprit de corps

The pride and loyalty that members of a group feel toward the group and its purpose. "Esprit" means "spirt" in French, while "corps" is French for "body" or "group." There's a very strong esprit de corps among the teachers at this school—they're very passionate about education and see each other as family.
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Treville," added the king, in a low voice, as the others were retiring, "as you have no room in the Musketeers, and as we have besides decided that a novitiate is necessary before entering that corps, place this young man in the company of the Guards of Monsieur Dessessart, your brother-in-law.
I have several relatives that belong to the corps, and they all tell me that while their bosses very frequently change their coats, they are by no means so particular about changing their shirts.
Wherefore the remnant took measures (with the half-butt as an engine of public opinion) till the rumour went abroad that young men who used the Tail Twisters as a crutch to the Staff Corps had many and varied trials to endure.
He looked with awe at the students of the corps, their cheeks gashed and red, who swaggered about in their coloured caps.
And as he was now nearly fifty years of age, twenty-four of which he had passed in the corps, he had a singular museum.
And, Clay, lay out some dressing things for the Colonel: we were always pretty much of a size, Rawdon, my boy, and neither of us ride so light as we did when we first entered the corps.
com)As a result of Mom Corps' tremendous growth and success over the past 10 years, Mom Corps founder and CEO, Allison O'Kelly announced this month, the formation ofCorps Team , the newly branded parent company of Mom Corps, Corps Search and Corps Advisory.
Since its establishment, corps members have traveled widely, training and mentoring a new generation of LE Staff throughout Europe and Central Asia.
As a tribute to this next generation of fleet and fabulous dancers, he choreographed Friandises, a half-hour tour de force, on 20 corps members.
With no primary MOS in acquisitions, the Marine Corps was challenged to provide enough qualified candidates to lead its important acquisition programs, said Martinez.
Recently, Grunwald reviewed what had happened to the example of Corps boondoggles that he had highlighted in his story.
One famous former Marine went so far as to call the film based on Swofford's book "Rotten to the Corps.
But in the past few years, the corps has issued 120 permits to fill wetlands, build over the floodplain and pave the sides of the Santa Clara River in concrete.
In fiscal years 2003 and 2004, the Corps reprogrammed funds over 7,000 times and moved over $2.
Today's Lobby Corps draws some 20 volunteers from Leagues in the Washington, DC, area.