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Definition of "ethos" []

  • The disposition, character, or fundamental values peculiar to a specific person, people, culture, or movement: "They cultivated a subversive alternative ethos” ( Anthony Burgess). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ethos" in a sentence
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  • "This is a story of inclusion and change, a movement from what he calls ethos (custom) to ta ethne (the nations)."
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