For example, a loss of energy might ensure that the body can leverage all of its energy to fight an infection.
On the way out of town, he left her body in the woods off a state road not far from Interstate 95.
Had the adrenaline not flowed throughout my body in such a torrent, I might have felt the effects of the heatless room even more.
The body armor would indicate an intention to do battle with the police if necessary and escape the scene if possible.
Fashion can summon the strange, can subjugate the body and render it alien just as readily as it can highlight every curve.
Already the middle of the body and the shoulders quivered like water on the point of boiling.
"There's not an inch on my body that isn't black and blue," she said weakly.
There is not any body on board this ship that belongs to us.
"We might find some eggs in the crocodile," said Achang, as the body floated past the boat.
The breath was clearly the "element" the lack of which rendered the body inanimate.
Old English bodig "trunk, chest" (of a man or animal); related to Old High German botah, of unknown origin. Not elsewhere in Germanic, and the word has died out in German (replaced by leib, originally "life," and körper, from Latin). In English, extension to "person" is from late 13c. Meaning "main part" of anything was in late Old English, hence its use in reference to vehicles (1520s).
Contrasted with soul since at least mid-13c. Meaning "corpse" (short for dead body) is from late 13c. Transferred to matter generally in Middle English (e.g. heavenly body, late 14c.). Body politic "the nation, the state" first recorded 1520s, legalese, with French word order. Body image was coined 1935. Body language is attested from 1967, perhaps from French langage corporel (1966). Phrase over my dead body attested by 1833.
body bod·y (bŏd'ē)
The entire material or physical structure of an organism, especially of a human.
The physical part of a person.
A corpse or carcass.
The trunk or torso of a human, as distinguished from the head, neck, and extremities.
The largest or principal part, as of an organ; corpus.
A physical thing or kind of substance.