living soul


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a living soul

A person (who is alive). (Often used in the negative to mean "nobody.") Each living soul one meets is a chance to gain a new perspective on life. Our engagement is a complete secret, so don't tell another living soul, OK?
See also: living, soul

living soul

A person. For example, Every living soul in this town has a stake in the decision to ban smoking, or The place was empty-not a living soul to be found. [First half of 1600s]
See also: living, soul
References in classic literature ?
There isn't, on earth, a living soul to care if I die," he added, drawing his breath hard, and speaking with a great effort,--"I shall be kicked out and buried like a dog, and nobody'll think of it a day after,--only my poor wife
He never gave it away; he never even showed it to any living soul.
He's the only living soul I can get at who was connected with Holmescroft," I said.
The living soul demands life, the soul won't obey the rules of mechanics, the soul is an object of suspicion, the soul is retrograde
Then these phenomena seemed to blend in one as Stephanie's eyes cast forth a celestial ray, the flame of a living soul.
I can't bear that her name should be forgotten by all living souls.
Where better could we leave him than at the altar before which he had first caught a glimpse of the glory of his birthright, and felt the drawing of the bond which links all living souls together in one brotherhood--at the grave beneath the altar of him who had opened his eyes to see that glory, and softened his heart till it could feel that bond?
Then he told us anecdotes of how he had gone across the Channel when it was so rough that the passengers had to be tied into their berths, and he and the captain were the only two living souls on board who were not ill.
You sit at home, don't meet anyone or talk to a living soul.
You can compensate for all the wastage you've been responsible for by feeding a few of those who haven't been privileged enough to even earn the three square meals that every living soul needs to be entitled to.
They are the story-tellers and interpreters of our great relationship- the living soul - that sustains, enriches and strengthens it.
I NEVER TOLD A LIVING SOUL I WAS GAY UNTIL I WAS NINETEEN.
She's never met another living soul and is cut off from the outside world.
Coleen says, IF you haven't shared what happened to you with another living soul, then I'm not surprised you're closed off emotionally.
One day every living soul on this earth will leave this world and there is no return.