Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) the fundamental character or spirit of a culture
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    • ethos of a culture/organization/community
  • Analysis
    The 'ethos' of something is its fundamental beliefs, morals or character. You will often hear this phrase used to talk about a companies 'ethos' or beliefs or what the company culture is though it can also be used in more social contexts too.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Eating organic food and exercising regularly was part of the community's ethos.
    2. The Christian ethos of the school kept people of other faiths from applying.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. An ethos of discipline and hard work was instilled in all employees from the beginning.
    2. Fundamentally, the ethos of the company is that everyone is encouraged to take risks and empowered to make difficult decisions.
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