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Today's Word "Zeitgeist"

The spirit of the time on

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Zeitgeist \TSYT-guyst; ZYT-guyst\ (noun) - [Often capitalized] The spirit of the time; the general intellectual and moral state or temper characteristic of any period of time.

"Yet being a man, as I say, with his hair a little stirred by a Zeitgeist that made for change, Gates did at times display a disposition towards developments." -- Herbert George Wells, 'The New Machiavelli'

 

Zeitgeist is from the German: Zeit, "time" + Geist, "spirit."

 

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