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I promise I won't tell a soul.
There wasn't a soul to be seen.
Her husband was killed in the war, poor soul.
a village of only 170 souls
His poetry contains many beautiful images, but it lacks soul.
If you're not touched by this film, you've no soul.
The loss of local shops has destroyed the soul of the community.
She's the soul of discretion.
Laughter is good for the soul.
He would sell his soul for a seat in the cabinet.
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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend
one of the pair of bones that go across the top of your chest from your shoulder to the bottom of...
a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career
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Definition of soul from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.