a lost soul

lost soul

1. A sinner, especially one who has been condemned to hell (as opposed to being granted eternal life in heaven). I worry that my granddaughter is a lost soul, since she's stopped going to church.
2. One who is sad, lonely, and/or aimless. Ever since his wife died, my brother just drifts through the town like a lost soul.
See also: lost, soul

a lost soul

1 a soul that is damned. 2 a person who seems unable to cope with everyday life.
See also: lost, soul
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She was wandering about back stage like a lost soul.