Examples of ethos in a Sentence
The company made environmental awareness part of its business ethos.
They are working to keep a democratic ethos alive in the community.
Recent Examples of ethos from the Web
But co-writer and director John Cameron Mitchell has clearly turned them into an ethos and an organizing principle that suffuses every aspect of the design and apparently the story.
All of which raises more questions about whether the commercial ethos is counterintuitive to the spirit of street art.
Auburn overcomes poor shooting, survives to defeat College of Charleston in NCAA Tournament In its first trip to NCAA Tournament in 15 years, Auburn embodied the ethos of Big Dance: Survive and advance.
And the Carroll/Schneider ethos is finding Sherman in the fifth round and plugging him in and discovering gold, and finding Wilson in the third round and plugging him in and finding the same kind of gold.
The brand's ethos as a whole is also one of sustainability; Aki recycles dinnerware, and her linens are ethically-produced with a biodegradable fiber.
That ethos might be best expressed in the Scotchantonio Egg.
The ethos now lives on in the M4 convertible, which today serves as the platform for a new limited-edition vehicle honoring the ’88 M3 convertible.
Part of the issue is that many of these systems are outside of the usual domain of IT departments and run by separate organizations with a much different sort of security ethos.
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Did You Know?
Ethos means "custom" or "character" in Greek. As originally used by Aristotle, it referred to a man's character or personality, especially in its balance between passion and caution. Today ethos is used to refer to the practices or values that distinguish one person, organization, or society from others. So we often hear of the ethos of rugged individualism and self-sufficiency on the American frontier in the 19th century; and a critic might complain about, for example, the ethos of violence in the inner cities or the ethos of permissiveness in the suburbs.
ETHOS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ethos for English Language Learners
: the guiding beliefs of a person, group, or organization
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