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Courage vs. Spirit

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Courage

Courage (also called bravery or valour) is the choice and willingness to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Valour is courage or bravery, especially in battle.
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Spirit

The non-physical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul
We seek a harmony between body and spirit
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Courage

The ability to do something that frightens one; bravery
She called on all her courage to face the ordeal
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Spirit

The prevailing or typical quality, mood, or attitude of a person, group, or period of time
I hope the team will build on this spirit of confidence
The university is a symbol of the nation's egalitarian spirit
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Courage

The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.
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Spirit

Strong distilled alcoholic drink such as brandy, whisky, gin, or rum.
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Courage

The quality of being confident, not afraid or easily intimidated, but without being incautious or inconsiderate.
It takes a lot of courage to be successful in business.
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Spirit

A highly refined substance or fluid thought to govern vital phenomena.
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Courage

The ability to overcome one's fear, do or live things which one finds frightening.
He plucked up the courage to tell her how he felt.
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Spirit

Convey rapidly and secretly
Stolen cows were spirited away some distance to prevent detection
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Courage

The ability to maintain one's will or intent despite either the experience of fear, frailty, or frustration; or the occurrence of adversity, difficulty, defeat or reversal. Moral fortitude.
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Spirit

A force or principle believed to animate living beings.
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Courage

(obsolete) To encourage.
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Spirit

A force or principle believed to animate humans and often to endure after departing from the body of a person at death; the soul.
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Courage

The heart; spirit; temper; disposition.
So priketh hem nature in here corages.
My lord, cheer up your spirits; our foes are nigh,and this soft courage makes your followers faint.
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Spirit

Spirit The Holy Spirit.
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Courage

Heart; inclination; desire; will.
I'd such a courage to do him good.
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Spirit

An angel or demon.
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Courage

That quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear, or fainting of heart; valor; boldness; resolution.
The king-becoming graces . . . Devotion, patience, courage, fortitude,I have no relish of them.
Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it.
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Spirit

A being inhabiting or embodying a particular place, object, or natural phenomenon.
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Courage

To inspire with courage; to encourage.
Paul writeth unto Timothy . . . to courage him.
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Spirit

A fairy or sprite.
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Courage

A quality of spirit that enables you to face danger of pain without showing fear
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Spirit

The part of a human associated with the mind, will, and feelings
Though unable to join us today, they are with us in spirit.
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Spirit

The essential nature of a person or group.
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Spirit

A person as characterized by a stated quality
He is a proud spirit.
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Spirit

An inclination or tendency of a specified kind
Her actions show a generous spirit.
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Spirit

A pervasive or essential attitude, quality, or principle
The spirit of 1776.
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Spirit

An attitude marked by enthusiasm, energy, or courage
Sang with spirit.
Troops that fought with spirit.
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Spirit

Spirits A mood or emotional state
The guests were in high spirits. His sour spirits put a damper on the gathering.
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Spirit

Strong loyalty or dedication
Team spirit.
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Spirit

The actual though unstated sense or significance of something
The spirit of the law.
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Spirit

Often spirits (used with a sing. verb) An alcohol solution of an essential or volatile substance.
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Spirit

Spirits An alcoholic beverage, especially distilled liquor.
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Spirit

To carry off mysteriously or secretly
The documents had been spirited away.
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Spirit

To impart courage, animation, or determination to; inspirit.
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Spirit

The soul of a person or other creature.
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Spirit

A supernatural being, often but not exclusively without physical form; ghost, fairy, angel.
A wandering spirit haunts the island.
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Spirit

Enthusiasm.
School spirit is at an all-time high.
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Spirit

The manner or style of something.
In the spirit of forgiveness, we didn't press charges.
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Spirit

A volatile liquid, such as alcohol. The plural form spirits is a generic term for distilled alcoholic beverages.
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Spirit

Energy; ardour.
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Spirit

One who is vivacious or lively; one who evinces great activity or peculiar characteristics of mind or temper.
A ruling spirit; a schismatic spirit
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Spirit

Temper or disposition of mind; mental condition or disposition; intellectual or moral state.
To be cheerful, or in good spirits; to be down-hearted, or in bad spirits
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Spirit

(obsolete) Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself.
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Spirit

(obsolete) A rough breathing; an aspirate, such as the letter h; also, a mark denoting aspiration.
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Spirit

Intent; real meaning; opposed to the letter, or formal statement.
The spirit of an enterprise, or of a document
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Spirit

Any of the four substances: sulphur, sal ammoniac, quicksilver, and arsenic (or, according to some, orpiment).
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Spirit

(dyeing) Stannic chloride.
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Spirit

To carry off, especially in haste, secrecy, or mystery.
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Spirit

Sometimes followed by up: to animate with vigour; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit.
Civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private men.
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Spirit

Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself.
The mild air, with season moderate,Gently attempered, and disposed eo well,That still it breathed foorth sweet spirit.
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Spirit

A rough breathing; an aspirate, as the letter h; also, a mark to denote aspiration; a breathing.
Be it a letter or spirit, we have great use for it.
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Spirit

Life, or living substance, considered independently of corporeal existence; an intelligence conceived of apart from any physical organization or embodiment; vital essence, force, or energy, as distinct from matter.
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Spirit

The intelligent, immaterial and immortal part of man; the soul, in distinction from the body in which it resides; the agent or subject of vital and spiritual functions, whether spiritual or material.
There is a spirit in man; and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Spirit is a substance wherein thinking, knowing, doubting, and a power of moving, do subsist.
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Spirit

Specifically, a disembodied soul; the human soul after it has left the body.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Ye gentle spirits far away,With whom we shared the cup of grace.
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Spirit

Any supernatural being, good or bad; an apparition; a specter; a ghost; also, sometimes, a sprite,; a fairy; an elf.
Whilst young, preserve his tender mind from all impressions of spirits and goblins in the dark.
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Spirit

Energy, vivacity, ardor, enthusiasm, courage, etc.
"Write it then, quickly," replied Bede; and summoning all his spirits together, like the last blaze of a candle going out, he indited it, and expired.
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Spirit

One who is vivacious or lively; one who evinces great activity or peculiar characteristics of mind or temper; as, a ruling spirit; a schismatic spirit.
Such spirits as he desired to please, such would I choose for my judges.
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Spirit

Temper or disposition of mind; mental condition or disposition; intellectual or moral state; - often in the plural; as, to be cheerful, or in good spirits; to be downhearted, or in bad spirits.
God has . . . made a spirit of building succeed a spirit of pulling down.
A perfect judge will read each work of witWith the same spirit that its author writ.
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Spirit

Intent; real meaning; - opposed to the letter, or to formal statement; also, characteristic quality, especially such as is derived from the individual genius or the personal character; as, the spirit of an enterprise, of a document, or the like.
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Spirit

Tenuous, volatile, airy, or vapory substance, possessed of active qualities.
All bodies have spirits . . . within them.
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Spirit

Any liquid produced by distillation; especially, alcohol, the spirits, or spirit, of wine (it having been first distilled from wine): - often in the plural.
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Spirit

Rum, whisky, brandy, gin, and other distilled liquors having much alcohol, in distinction from wine and malt liquors.
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Spirit

A solution in alcohol of a volatile principle. Cf. Tincture.
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Spirit

Any one of the four substances, sulphur, sal ammoniac, quicksilver, or arsenic (or, according to some, orpiment).
The four spirits and the bodies seven.
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Spirit

Stannic chloride. See under Stannic.
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Spirit

To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit; as, civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private men; - sometimes followed by up.
Many officers and private men spirit up and assist those obstinate people to continue in their rebellion.
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Spirit

To convey rapidly and secretly, or mysteriously, as if by the agency of a spirit; to kidnap; - often with away, or off.
The ministry had him spirited away, and carried abroad as a dangerous person.
I felt as if I had been spirited into some castle of antiquity.
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Spirit

The vital principle or animating force within living things
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Spirit

The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people;
The feel of the city excited him
A clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
It had the smell of treason
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Spirit

A fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character
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Spirit

Any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
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Spirit

The state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection);
His emotional state depended on her opinion
He was in good spirits
His spirit rose
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Spirit

The intended meaning of a communication
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Spirit

Animation and energy in action or expression;
It was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it
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Spirit

An inclination or tendency of a certain kind;
He had a change of heart
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Spirit

Infuse with spirit;
The company spirited him up
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