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body and soul

Fully; totally. When I met my husband, I just knew, body and soul, that we would end up together—there was not a doubt in my mind. She stayed at the office until one in the morning because she believes in this cause body and soul.
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body and soul

COMMON You use body and soul to say that you believe strongly in something and are using all your effort to do it or support it. They worked body and soul to make this day a success. She was now committed to the band, body and soul.
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body and soul

involving every aspect of a person; completely.
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body and ˈsoul

physically and mentally; completely: She devoted herself body and soul to this political cause.The company doesn’t own me body and soul just because it pays my salary.
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The soul is the substantial seat of personal being, bearing within itself the capacity to be elevated according to the Divine Spirit and thereupon spiritualizing the merely natural struggle for being in body and soul.
One reason for Donne's focus on the relationship between the body and soul, especially in their divine, resurrected form, may have been his belief that this relationship qualified him for the supreme honor of asserting his full presence in the holiest of holies.
71) The dreaming soul in the de Victu passage performs all the common functions of body and soul, which does not suggest any antagonistic relation between the two, but rather cooperation and reciprocal dependence.
between body and soul transfigures how we treat both bodies and souls in
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15) One could say that a sailor and his ship, as well as Socrates' body and soul on the Platonic account, are unified in a certain respect or compose an aggregate sum, but such unity would not be unum simpliciter.
Piano, Body and Soul offers fresh new compositions by Dembska, Harkness and Peter Dembski, as well as music by Stravinsky, Rebikov and J.
A familiar body and soul made a true and, therefore, trustworthy spirit.
Piercing the air let's go, body and soul, with no way of return, transfixed there, rotting with the pain of striking home, never to return.
Body and soul are taken to be independent realities, each with distinctive properties and characteristics - neither being derivative from nor reducible to the other.
One of the consequences of this desertion is that the team ("progeny"; G5l) - good works - which should have been produced by the body and soul as a couple is lost (forloren, G51).
Furthermore, to say that bodies are both body and soul, as Mr.
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Aristotle declares that a natural body is a substance in the third sense of a composite ([GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), and that the living body and soul stand to each other as matter ([GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) to form ([GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]).
Food cooked in love nourished both body and soul, while food cooked in haste and anger would set one monk against another.