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]


Nearby words

  1. living end, the,
  2. living fossil,
  3. living history,
  4. living picture,
  5. living room,
  6. living standard,
  7. living stones,
  8. living trust,
  9. living unit,
  10. living wage

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