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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How to use living soul in a sentence
And the voice and the memory, & the apparently genuine interest in every living soul: fantastic.Leonard Bernstein Asked About Hemingway, So Martha Gellhorn Set the Record Straight | Leonard Bernstein, Martha Gellhorn | October 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
George, seeing no living soul, struck the hilt of his sword sharply against the door of the castle.Honey-Bee | Anatole France
You perhaps did not know that I too loved your affianced Violet; how long, how deeply I can never utter to any living soul.Julian Home | Dean Frederic W. Farrar
Between them not a living soul disturbed the dead stillness of Lonesome Cove.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine | John Fox, Jr.
Not a living soul remained upon the spot save Frank and myself, and Kea and her uncle.The White Man's Foot | Grant Allen
And yet, three years have come and gone,” continued the mate, “and not a living soul has come to us.Adrift on the Pacific | Edward S. Ellis