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The soul: the spirit or essence of a person or thing.
Also: a person, a life
Ex: There was not a soul in the village.
Soul (music): style of American music influenced by gospel.
Soul in the News
The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin died this month at the age of 76.
She fought for women’s and civil rights, demanded Respect, made us Think, and pointed out a Chain of Fools among us.
Long live the Queen, God rest her soul.
Soulful Expressions 1
A lost soul: lonely person or sinner. I need religion, or maybe just yoga.
Mind, body and soul: important trio. My yoga teacher won’t shut up about them.
Soul searching: introspection and reflection. After much soul searching, I’ve decided to quit yoga.
Soulful Expressions 2
Soul mates: two people with a profound connection. Ex: Romeo & Juliet, Tristan & Isolde, Vladimir & Donald.
To sell one’s soul: to betray one’s ethics or principles. Prerequisite for politicians.
Brevity is the soul of wit. Shakespeare quote meaning shorter is funnier. So, we’ll stop here.