esprit de corps


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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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It is enhanced by good discipline, high morale and esprit de corps.
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THE RESULT HAS BEEN improved productivity, greater quality and enhanced esprit de corps.
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Even so Maximus restores the esprit de corps of the Roman Legion.
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But for this ballet's poetic resonances to register and connect across an evening requires an esprit de corps, a confidence and depth (particularly in the principal ranks), that the dancers assembled for these performances couldn't realistically manage.
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One must marvel at the esprit de corps generated by these marginal men, and at the curious endogamy and generational continuity that existed among them.
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