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mores -- as in: social mores
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Middlemarch
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  • Fine art, poetry, that kind of thing, elevates a nation—emollit mores—you understand a little Latin now.

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  • In those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • Jean Louise’s gleanings of adult morals and mores to date were few, but enough: it was possible to have a baby without being married, she knew that.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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