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Compassion is only one aspect of the human spirit.
an adventurous/creative/independent spirit
She tried singing to keep her spirits up.
The bad weather did nothing to lift her spirits.
Dad's in high spirits today, isn't he?
Each country should honour the spirit of the treaty.
the spirit behind the words the author has written
His spirit will always be with us.
Everyone entered into the spirit of things by wearing costumes.
At these meetings, people stand up and speak as the spirit moves them.
I'm afraid I can't come, but I'll be there in spirit.
The lawyers have violated the spirit, if not the letter, of the law.
This is the British English definition of spirit. View American English definition of spirit.