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Synonyms for spirit

Synonyms for spirit

the vital principle or animating force within living beings

the essential being of a person, regarded as immaterial and immortal

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a temporary state of mind or feeling

a prevailing quality, as of thought, behavior, or attitude

to bring in or take out secretly

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spirit away: to seize and detain (a person) unlawfully

Synonyms for spirit

the vital principle or animating force within living things

the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character

the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)

the intended meaning of a communication

an inclination or tendency of a certain kind

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infuse with spirit

References in classic literature ?
He rose: but finding that the Spirit made towards the window, clasped his robe in supplication.
Bear but a touch of my hand there,' said the Spirit, laying it upon his heart,' and you shall be upheld in more than this.
If I will vow never more to harm the flowers you may love, will you go back to your own people and leave me and my Spirits to work our will on all the other flowers that bloom?
And now go forth, and begin your task; my Spirits shall not harm you, and I will wait till it is done before I blight another flower.
To persons whose pursuits are insulated from the common business of life--who are either in advance of mankind or apart from it--there often comes a sensation of moral cold that makes the spirit shiver as if it had reached the frozen solitudes around the pole.
He had indeed erred, yet pardonably; for if any human spirit could have sufficiently reverenced the processes so sacred in his eyes, it must have been a woman's.
What guilty spirit, in what shrubbery dim, Heard not the stirring summons of that hymn ?
Thus, counseled by the ever-present spirit of her husband, Dame Dermody wrote:
Lastly, in the concluding decade of the sixteenth century, came a series of realistic stories depicting chiefly, in more or less farcical spirit, the life of the poorer classes.
Then he who is to be a really good and noble guardian of the State will require to unite in himself philosophy and spirit and swiftness and strength?
Many heavy things are there for the spirit, the strong load-bearing spirit in which reverence dwelleth: for the heavy and the heaviest longeth its strength.
My parents were possessed by the very spirit of kindness and indulgence.
Spirit broken and gone--pulverised--crushed out of him, sir, completely
I only mean to say that for a young horse full of strength and spirits, who has been used to some large field or plain where he can fling up his head and toss up his tail and gallop away at full speed, then round and back again with a snort to his companions -- I say it is hard never to have a bit more liberty to do as you like.
It was a lucky recollection, all her good spirits were restored by it.