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]
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Lexical Investigations: Soul mateThough the phrase soul mate gained steam toward the end of the twentieth century, the idea goes all the way back to Plato’s Symposium, written in 385–380 BCE. In Symposium, when the two dialogists discuss love, Aristophanes tells Socrates that human beings used to have four arms, four legs, and two faces, and they were happy and complete. But Zeus was jealous and split them in …
customer, body, life, woman, somebody, character, individual, human, guy, man, ghost, person, creature, spirit, soul, mortal, being, earthling, personage, animal
- living end, the,
- living fossil,
- living history,
- living picture,
- living room,
- living standard,
- living stones,
- living trust,
- living unit,
- living wage
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