spirit


spirit
01. Geoffrey is not a very good soccer player, but he brings a lot of [spirit] to the game.
02. The teenagers held a [spirited] discussion with the principal regarding the planned dress code for the school.
03. It has been suggested that we are given children to test us, and make us more [spiritual].
04. The Olympics promotes excellence in athletics, and a [spirit] of sportsmanship.
05. Henrietta has lots of school [spirit], and is liked by everyone.
06. The [spirit] of a woman who was murdered is said to haunt the old house.
07. We had a [spirited] discussion about the roles of women in Australian and Korean society.
08. The native people of her country believe that trees and plants have [spirits] that can be good or bad.
09. Scott Peck once observed that Nirvana, or lasting enlightenment, or true [spiritual] growth can be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love.
10. Martin Luther King maintained that our scientific power has outrun our [spiritual] power. We have guided missiles, and misguided men.
11. Alan Herbert once said that the idea of two people living together for twenty-five years without having an argument suggests a lack of [spirit] only to be admired in sheep.
12. William Penn once said that true silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the [spirit] what sleep is to the body: nourishment and refreshment.
13. Thomas Jefferson once said, "The [spirit] of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive."
14. Stephen R. Covey once suggested that we are not human beings on a [spiritual] journey. We are [spiritual] beings on a human journey.
15. John F. Kennedy once observed that a country cannot afford to be materially rich, and [spiritually] poor.
16. The last words of Jesus Christ while on the cross were, "Father, into thy hands I commend my [spirit]."
17. There is a Jewish proverb which observes that loneliness breaks the [spirit].
18. Philosopher Lu Yen wrote that dreams are the wanderings of the [spirit] through all nine heavens, and all nine earths.
19. Many people in Somalia believe that someone can give them "the evil eye" which causes a bad [spirit] to enter their soul.
20. He was fine while he was drinking beer, but after he switched to [spirits], he became drunk very quickly.
21. She enjoys the odd class of wine, but never drinks [spirits].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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