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  1. Human spirit

    The human spirit is a component of human philosophy, psychology, art, and knowledge - the spiritual or mental part of humanity. While the term can be used with the same meaning as "human soul", human spirit is sometimes used to refer to the impersonal, universal or higher component of human nature in contrast to soul or psyche which can refer to the ego or lower element. The human spirit includes our intellect, emotions, fears, passions, and creativity. In the models of Daniel A. Helminiak and Bernard Lonergan, human spirit is considered to be the mental functions of awareness, insight, understanding, judgement and other reasoning powers. It is distinguished from the separate component of psyche which comprises the entities of emotion, images, memory and personality. John Teske views human spirit as a social construct representing the qualities of purpose and meaning which transcend the individual human.

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  1. Human Spirit

    Energy which animates and informs the human experience.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 10, 2018  

  2. human spiritnoun

    The eternal, ethereal element of each individual person, given by God and capable of communion with Him. Thereby, the human spirit maintains a system of values. The human spirit guides the soul or the discerning mind which, in turn, makes judgements or choices, good or bad.

    Her spirit separated as she died.

    Submitted by whipple on August 9, 2021  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of human spirit in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of human spirit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of human spirit in a Sentence

  1. Brian May:

    The New Horizons mission represents to me the spirit of adventure, discovery and inquiry which is inherent in the human spirit.

  2. Ben Stein:

    The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.

  3. Thomas Bach:

    Rio de Janeiro... will provide a spectacular to showcase the best of the human spirit. In just a few weeks the Brazilian people will enthusiastically welcome the world and amaze us with their joy of life and their passion for sport.

  4. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    We have here a human as well as an economic problem. When humane considerations are concerned, Americans give them precedence. The lessons of history, confirmed by the evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fibre. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit.

  5. Robert Turner:

    I refuse to yield to pessimism, gaza is a place where the human spirit has shown its indomitability time and time again.

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