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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 new creature has a particular individuality of body and soul from the first moment of its existence in the maternal womb, a particular individuality which, though akin to that of the parents, is nonetheless something quite different.
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.
First, both body and soul, as we will see, are reduced to a kind of fire-water mixture, and therefore it seems necessary to analyze these two elemental principles and their relationship before proceeding to the discussion of soul and body.
The Christian view indicates that the body and soul are woven
It should also be noted that two terms used frequently in the body and soul homilies for referring to the whole body appear in this passage as well: hra "corpse" in line 112a and lic "body" in line 123a.
(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.
In a step-by-step course of lessons, Piano, Body and Soul was designed to rapidly help the adult beginner develop musicianship and piano-playing skills, teaching users how to improvise, "groove" and play classical music.
Body and soul: The role of object relations in faith, shame, and healing.
The works in "Brazil: Body and Soul" date from the seventeenth century to the present, though the entire nineteenth century is inexplicably skipped (an omission head curator Edward Sullivan acknowledges but does not manage to justify in the 600-page catalogue).
Welcome to Body and Soul, the Sunday Mail's guide to achieving health and happiness in 2002.
Sekou states that youthful questions must be asked about the hypocrisy of public policy, the ignorance of truth and violence against the body and soul. Why do we do things this way?
In a discussion of "The Body and Soul of Modernism" Carby reads Nicolas Murray's nude photographs of Paul Robeson, as well as black male nudes by other European and American artists, and argues that for these modernists the black male body represented "essentialized masculinity." However, because the black subject was unable to "gaze back at the viewer," these photographic texts reproduced "the unequal relation of power and subjection of their historical moment" in the early twentieth century.
The questions posed by the Jesuits in the passage quoted above reflected longstanding debates in Christianity over the relationship between the physical and the spiritual, body and soul, passion and reason.
At the Final Judgement everyone will have either a blessed body and soul, or a damned body and soul.
Transformed into arrows let's all go, body and soul! 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.