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Zeitgeist

ˈzʌɪtɡʌɪst/

noun: zeitgeist – the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time.

[Mid 19th century: from German Zeitgeist, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geist ‘spirit’]

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Example: “The story captured the zeitgeist of the late 1960s”

 

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