Zeitgeist is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of zeitgeist, followed by 36 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation
EXAMPLES - Zeitgeist in a Sentence
- Whoever marries the Zeitgeist will be a Widower soon and (source)
- Zeitgeist is a German word meaning "spirit of the times." (source)
- 'Zeitgeist' begins with a degree of distortion and a melody. (source)
- Then Steven Moyer sent me a link to the new "Zeitgeist" addendum. (source)
- I was asked the other day to respond to the so called Zeitgeist Addendum. (source)
- But the truest reflection of the Zeitgeist was the Amazon. com bestseller list. (source)
- One of my favorite bands back then was Austin's The Reivers (originally called Zeitgeist). (source)
- * What does the video film 'Zeitgeist' tell us about the greatest ruling class hoax of all time? (source)
- The idea of contagion might also be applicable to some of the ways in which a "Zeitgeist" emerges. (source)
- Germany. info / Zeitgeist, where you can also learn more about what "Zeitgeist is German" is all about. (source)
- "Zeitgeist," the spirit of the age, or whatever you may call it -- that is the essential and controlling force. (source)
- The Zeitgeist is a historical, political and social phenomenon, but this does not mean that culture is timeless. (source)
- Constitution, and one reference on ABC to the movie "Zeitgeist," which supposedly influenced Loughner's attitudes. (source)
- It is the connection with the mysterious thing that the German philosopher called the Zeitgeist, the spirit of the age. (source)
- I just got done watching "Zeitgeist: Addendum" (otherwise referred to as Zeitgeist 2) and for some odd reason I'm not impressed. (source)
- (the show is accompanied by a band called The Zeitgeist) about little people desperately yearning to embrace life at its fullest. (source)
- Every reader of Goethe will know that the second is little more than a paraphrase of the well-known utterance of the "Zeitgeist" in (source)
- At the main page, called the Zeitgeist Report, there is an overview of recent and common Google searches seperated by category and type. (source)
- "Zeitgeist" means "the spirit of the times," and that's what Google periodically releases based on the hottest search terms on the Internet. (source)
- Zeitgeist, which is playing short pieces by 30 Twin Cities composers to celebrate the release of its two-CD set "Here and Now" on the Innova label. (source)
- Checking into "Zeitgeist" in San Francisco tells the world you have roguish good looks (surely), plus a penchant for beer, outdoor smoking, and tamales. (source)
- Of course Google 2002 Zeitgeist is also a useful monitor of what's been important in the news and culture in the past year, especially the fascinating timeline. (source)
- Stay On Top of the Buzz - As users discover new content, they can click the "Zeitgeist" button in the app to be taken to a live search of that particular conversation on Twitter. (source)
- In spite of the excellent, scientific revelations of the video "Zeitgeist," this father of all colonial, brain-washing hoaxes was (and is) still recklessly being spread across the "pagan" world. (source)
- This goes so much against the Zeitgeist, is so politically incorrect and seems so outrageous to contemporary sensibilities that the Guardian, Daily Mail, Telegraph and Times all carried the story. (source)
- Much of the movie has references to a film called Zeitgeist, which makes a case that 9-11 was an inside job and that there is a group of bankers who have been controlling the world behind the scenes. (source)
- If you're one of those who like to introspect and to tell others about your interests (extrospect?), you might want to publish your Personal 2006 Zeitgeist, which is basically what Google Search Trends shows: (source)
- But it would be nice if, in its ridiculousness, it served as a harbinger of a new Zeitgeist, in which the word Zeitgeist had been quietly retired, and in which status-hounding had become a thing of the shameful past. (source)
- The Last Sweet Days of Isaac is perfect souvenir of its time, a sweet, gentle "rock" musical (the show is accompanied by a band called The Zeitgeist) about little people desperately yearning to embrace life at its fullest. (source)
- An Internet film called Zeitgeist claims that the Federal Reserve system was created by international bankers (mentioning Morgenthau and Rothschild of course) in order to allow banks to charge interest and bilk innocent Americans. (source)
- Every reader of Goethe will know that the second is little more than a paraphrase of the well-known utterance of the "Zeitgeist" in "Faust", which surely is something more than a mere negation of the clumsy anthropomorphism of special creation. (source)
- I'm sure the devout on this site will flag this as offensive but here goes; All creationists need to watch the first segment of the movie "Zeitgeist" and then follow up by doing the research to verify or refute what is put forth by the producers. (source)
- People need to realize that you can have ideals and quasi-Christian morals, but they should accept that they are not Christians instead of taking a rabid, defensive stance, denouncing thought-provoking movies such as Zeitgeist & Zeitgeist Addendum. (source)
- Zeitgeist is the general cultural, intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and/or political climate within a nation or even specific groups, along with the general ambience, morals, and sociocultural direction or mood of an era (similar to the English word mainstream or trend). (source)
- Studying the aggregation of billions of queries typed into the search engine over the year, the "Zeitgeist" - directly translated from German as "the spirit of the age and its society" - looks at "big events, memorable moments and emerging trends that captivated us in 2008", according to the website. (source)
- Regardless of the particular validity or meaning of this specific pattern, I bring it up as an illustration of something about the deep and subtle workings of cultural forces -- something that has been designated by the mysterious concept of the Zeitgeist, which is German for "the spirit of the times." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 36 example sentences provided below is 55.0, which suggests that "zeitgeist" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 16 synonyms for zeitgeist.
ambience, atmosphere, climate, disposition, feeling, flavor, inclination, leaning, milieu, movement, outlook, spirit, tendency, tenor, tone, trend
We have 1 antonym for zeitgeist.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of zeitgeist from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The spirit of the time; the taste and outlook characteristic of a period or generation: "It's easy to see how a student . . . in the 1940's could imbibe such notions. The Zeitgeist encouraged Philosopher-Kings” ( James Atlas).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Alternative capitalization of zeitgeist
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The spirit of the time; the general intellectual and moral state or temper characteristic of any period of time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The spirit or genius of the time; that general drift of thought or feeling which particularly characterizes any period of time: a German word occasionally used in English.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation