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
To date, most of Amazon's original series have had an art-house or indie ethos to them.
This ethos severs time from space, giving dawn in London the same hour as dusk in Auckland, and binding every place on earth to the cycle of the same pallid blue sun.
The show juxtaposes the macho ethos of space exploration with mythologies of the moon as feminine.
Bitcoin was founded on a libertarian ethos, and its proponents zealously resist licensing and regulation.
Though the movement was born in 18th century Eastern Europe in part as a way to bring joy to everyday worship, being almost wiped out by the Holocaust, one observer notes, created an ethos of perpetual crisis.
More out of midwestern humility than punk ethos, Hüsker Dü didn’t usually put pictures of themselves on their albums.
The ethos of corporate partnership runs through a number of health initiatives in Malaysia.
The collection is meant to build on the aesthetic and ethos of what Jay and his album stand for.
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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.
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