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Definition (sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group
  • 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
mores = (sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group
  • Kettle com and cotton candy, s'mores.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • There are campfires and s'mores and long walks through the woods.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • They refuse to be repressed by society's mores or laws."
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • And yet, it was a matter of manners and mores.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • For tonight, hamburgers, baked beans, s'mores.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • " 'Castigat ridendo mores,'* Monsieur Bournisien!
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • In my eyes she was the unflinching, strong-armed proponent of white values, mores, and attitudes.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • S'mores," I cooed, mashing a graham cracker on top of the chocolate-and-marshmallow sandwich I had balanced on my knee.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • Fine art, poetry, that kind of thing, elevates a nation—emollit mores—you understand a little Latin now.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • 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
  • In particular, the pattern of sexual mores-insofar as there had ever been a single pattern—had altered radically.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • Pots, pans, knives, sisors, lawn mores, Fixed.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Chrysanthemums
  • If the kids don't get their s'mores, I'll never hear the end of it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • I was laughing hysterically as we stumbled out of the forest, straight toward the campfire where a dozen teenagers sat making s'mores.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • In a moment, I promise we'll get to the s'mores, but first—".
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Besides, there will be s'mores at the campfire tonight, and I simply adore chocolate.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • She was the youngest mother I had ever known and the only one who ever would have let us eat all the s'mores we wanted.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • Note to self: Look up the words progenitive, omnipotent, and mores distributive law 5x + 5y - 5 5(x + y - 1) Distribute WHAT?
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • "The s'mores fight at the campfire."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus

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