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Definitions of soul

  1. the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
  2. the human embodiment of something; " the soul of honor"
  3. a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s; " soul was politically significant during the Civil Rights movement"
  4. deep feeling or emotion
  5. a human being; " there was too much for one person to do"
  6. Sole.
  7. To afford suitable sustenance.
  8. The spiritual, rational, and immortal part in man; that part of man which enables him to think, and which renders him a subject of moral government; -- sometimes, in distinction from the higher nature, or spirit, of man, the so- called animal soul, that is, the seat of life, the sensitive affections and phantasy, exclusive of the voluntary and rational powers; -- sometimes, in distinction from the mind, the moral and emotional part of man's nature, the seat of feeling, in distinction from intellect; -- sometimes, the intellect only; the understanding; the seat of knowledge, as distinguished from feeling. In a more general sense, " an animating, separable, surviving entity, the vehicle of individual personal existence."
  9. The seat of real life or vitality; the source of action; the animating or essential part.
  10. The leader; the inspirer; the moving spirit; the heart; as, the soul of an enterprise; an able general is the soul of his army.
  11. Energy; courage; spirit; fervor; affection, or any other noble manifestation of the heart or moral nature; inherent power or goodness.
  12. A human being; a person; -- a familiar appellation, usually with a qualifying epithet; as, poor soul.
  13. A pure or disembodied spirit.
  14. To indue with a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind.
  15. The spiritual and immortal part in man; the essential part of a person's identity; that part of man's nature where feelings, ideals, and morals center; the necessary or central part of anything; as, the soul of art; a person who leads and inspires; as, the soul of the company; any trait which indicates a noble nature, such as courage; a person; as, not a soul was there.
  16. That part of man which thinks, feels, desires, etc.: the seat of life and intellect: life: essence: internal power: energy or grandeur of mind: a human being, a person.
  17. The spiritual part of man; life; essence; magnanimity; a person.
  18. The spiritual nature of man.
  19. The vital principle; essence or life of anything.
  20. Nobleness; generosity.
  21. The spiritual part of man, the seat of reason and conscience; the intellectual principle, or understanding; the vital principle; spirit; essence; life; internal power; a person; animal life; active power; courage; heart; a familiar compellation.
  22. The thinking, spiritual, and immortal being in man; that part of man which enables him to think and reason, and which distinguishes him from the brutes; heart; vital principle; essence or chief part; internal power; a living intellectual creature; spirit; energy or grandeur of mind; disposition or appetite; the inspirer of any action, or leader of an enterprise; used as a familiar appellation for a person, as a poor soul, a good soul.
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Usage examples for soul

  1. " Yet in that leaving him, remember;- It is not the act, but the will, which marks the soul of the man. – Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner
  2. We had lovely times together; but, O my soul! – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  3. It seemed the right hour to open the door of the soul. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  4. What of his soul? – Lola by Owen Davis
  5. I love her better than my own soul. – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  6. But to her own soul she said: " What's a doctor?" – Comrades by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  7. She is a little hard up, poor soul. – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  8. She was following the soul of her loved one down to the very door of death. – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  9. " For the good of my soul. – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  10. But he could not talk with his soul that morning. – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  11. After all, they had been very close to each other, in body at least, if not in soul. – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  12. We, who long for you with heart and soul. – Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini Commentator: Louis Couperus
  13. Never a soul in the village has seen them at work. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  14. " I'm after tellin' you," he said, " that if there was any way that one of us could be gettin' a soul, I'ld have had one long ago. – Fairies and Folk of Ireland by William Henry Frost
  15. Yes, he had talked with Araminta about her soul, and she had cried. – A Spinner in the Sun by Myrtle Reed
  16. Not a soul in the house, I give you my word. – Viviette by William J. Locke
  17. Upon my soul, I'll run up and find out. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  18. I do not love Mr. James Harrington, but there is one of the name that I do love, heart and soul. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  19. Love is the soul of the world. – The Proud Prince by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  20. The face must be young, but the soul must be old. – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens
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