the souls of the dead
He could not escape the guilt that he felt in the inner recesses of his soul.
Some poor soul was asking for handouts on the street.
a village of barely a hundred souls
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Kylie is such a beautiful soul who is so generous with her energy and wants everyone to be happy.—Nikki Dobrin, Peoplemag, 26 Sep. 2023 Juan arrived at the monastery after a brutal encounter at a bar that left his body as battered as his soul had been.—Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2023 But a different way to introduce some much welcome complexity, one that retains the soul of the drink, is to swap out some of the ingredients.—Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 23 Sep. 2023 Back in the Big Easy, a conflicted Ross has a heart-to-heart with Tool, who delivers a rambling, semi-intelligible monologue about losing their soul as a result of the job.—Richard Newby, Vulture, 22 Sep. 2023 Mayor Wells and Friends Annual Concert El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells and his all-star band will perform pop and soul classics from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Magnolia, 210 E. Main St.—Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Sep. 2023 If fresh fruit tops the list of things that feed her soul, gift Mom these delectable boxes of Royal Verano Pears from Harry & David.—Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 21 Sep. 2023 Someone please find the thief who stole Alabama’s soul this offseason.—Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 16 Sep. 2023 Hand in hand with this influx comes the fostering of culture—a city needs a soul.—Zachary Weiss, Vogue, 16 Sep. 2023
Baby Rose took the mic next for a set of songs that spotlit her striking, jazzy vibrato tones and her warm neo-soul production alike.—Simon Vozick-Levinson, Rolling Stone, 15 Mar. 2023 On her debut album, the U.K. songstress’s soulful voice is transportive, atop a bed of neo-soul perfection.—Cydney Lee, Billboard, 27 Mar. 2023 This tour, which was originally scheduled for 2020, celebrates two decades of that neo-soul cornerstone.—Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Mar. 2023 Billy was doing this R&B neo-soul Sondheim review and hired me to work on the project.—Caitlin Brody, Glamour, 15 Mar. 2023 In theory, a lot of the neo-soul stuff was Tribe-esque beats with R&B singers on it.—Vulture, 8 Mar. 2023 Singer-songwriter Yola talks about awakening to Jill Scott’s artistry during her teen years and how the neo-soul singer’s music continues to speak to her today.—Delisa Shannon, Rolling Stone, 28 Feb. 2023 Learn soul line-dances choreographed to R&B, jazz, gospel and Latin tunes.—Linda McIntosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, 9 July 2018 Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh threw for nine touchdowns and was named the game's MVP.—baltimoresun.com, 13 Aug. 2017 See More
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Middle English soule, from Old English sāwol; akin to Old High German sēula soul
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1