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mo·res

(mo'rāz), This word is grammatically plural.
A concept used in the behavioral and social sciences to refer to centrally important and accepted folkways, and cultural norms that embody the fundamental moral views of a group.
[L. pl. of mos, custom]

mores

(mō′rāz) [L.]
Habits and customs of society; usually those that come to be regarded as being essential to the survival and well-being of the society.
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This time around, ignore the changed social mores and notice instead the changed health codes: Everybody in ``Voyager'' smokes.
The framework permits Ullman to poke fun at social mores and unleash a stream of provocative, politically incorrect material.
I feel as though I don't know what could happen to me in the next two or three minutes," said Guadalupe Loaeza, a writer who chronicles Mexican social mores.
This volume compiles 15 essays that examine the themes and characters of Star Trek: The Next Generation, viewing its culture, politics, and social mores as reflections of contemporary history.
The sleazy streets of 1970s New York City have become a cinematic cliche at this point, standing in for so many shifts in social mores, sex, and the cityscape.
They spotlight a struggle that more often than not is fought by youth who opt for individual ways of carving out spaces in which they can circumvent restrictive social mores rather than organizing politically.
A SERIES eye-catching roadside billboards in north east Wales are celebrating the changing social mores of post-war agriculture.
As a result, Clark's characters become "adulterous" to the status quo, that is, they stop adhering to standard social mores or senses of duty.
A complex saga replete with Victorian-era politics, social mores, murder mystery and intrigue makes for a wonderful period piece especially recommended for readers of historical mysteries.
Every line of dialogue is beautifully tailored, complemented by gorgeous costumes and production design that capture the restrictive social mores of a time when every conversation was conducted beneath gently entwining tendrils of smoke.
Richard Curtis's script uncannily captures the toe-curling cliches of British social mores in a rom-com that is far superior to his later hit Love Actually.
Ever since she's made it to the top, Madonna's made it her mission to stay one step ahead of the game, whether it's styling (not many 57 year olds could pull off her outfits), social mores (who could forget Erotica and those pointy bras), or the latest sounds (her music constantly evolves to tap into the hottest trends, meaning she's had a top 10 hit in every decade).