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?
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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
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I didn't see a living soul on foot that morning, but there were plenty of cars about.
My own and that of the ever- living soul of my dear, departed Hip-Hop brother, Del.
Carie Lemack, whose mother perished on Flight 11, added: "We can rest in peace knowing he will never hurt another living soul.
He says: "I'd just landed my dream job working for LEGO but I had to swear not to tell a living soul.
I'll tell you son, you're the first living soul I've spoken to since before breakfast .
They made the food, delivered it, and made a point of chatting to people who would otherwise not see a living soul all day.
THERE can hardly be a living soul in the North East who doubts the magnitude of the challenge ahead as the recession continues to exact its toll.
Some people I know aren't mad about it, but I don't know a single living soul who actually dislikes the stuff.
As we travelled from one destination to another by bus, staring down the infinite stretches of roads with often not another living soul in sight, it strikes you just how expansive and diverse the South African coastline, with its gigantic waves crashing up against jagged rocks, is.
So much so that, for the past two mornings, the queue had stretched 200 yards or more at the St Andrews branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland for pounds 5 notes bearing the Nicklaus image; the first time a living soul, other than the Queen and the Queen Mother, had been recognised in such a way.
7 Pagans are often at the forefront of environmentalism and respect the rights of every living soul.
And Tracey said of Michelle: "She really is great and I've told her things I would never tell another living soul.
Entertainment will be provided by local bands Solstice and Living Soul.
The thing is, she begged me not to tell another living soul - and definitely not her mum and dad.
A THINK-TANK has advised that all the Mackems should move South, So there's not a living soul left in the streets of Monkwearmouth.