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. She was obviously nervous, but it didn't seem like it was just nerves."
A Lost Soul: A Collection of Poems and Motivational Articles is an collection of rhyming verse poetry and inspirational brief essays such as "You Can Change the World" and "Repetition is Your Karmic Lesson".
There is a second technology for obtaining stem cells, one that has neither the problem of immune rejection in its future, nor -- in my opinion at any rate - the taint of a lost soul in its design.