- the animating principle or the moving force of the universe; world spirit.
Origin of world soul
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for world soul
Simple bodies, their existence demands that of world-soul, iv.
Time is to the world-soul, what eternity is to intelligence, iii.
World-soul does not remember God, continuing to see him, iv.
World-soul, Plato is in doubt about its being like the stars, iv.
World-soul is to time what intelligence is to eternity, iii.