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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: History
zeitgeistzeit‧geist /ˈzaɪtɡaɪst/ noun [singular]  SHthe general spirit or feeling of a period in history, as shown by people’s ideas and beliefs at the time
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zeitgeistOr maybe Letterman, circa 1997, occupies a different niche in the cultural zeitgeist.But those who fought for debt relief should not underestimate the success they have had in changing the zeitgeist.
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