• Dear Old Soul
    Dear Old Soul
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Souled sōld Furnished with a soul; possessing soul and feeling; -- used chiefly in composition; as, great-souled Hector. "Grecian chiefs . . . largely souled ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Among primitive people the soul normally is said to escape through the mouth or nose. In the Celebes, when a person is very sick, his friends will often attach fish hooks in certain places. If the soul tries to escape, it gets hooked.
    • souled Having a soul or mind; instinct with soul or feeling: used chiefly in composition; as, high-souled, mean -souled.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Let us look at the possible origin of 'banana'. 'ba', in Egyptian mythology is the soul. 'Nana', as we all know, is another word for grandmother. So, is a banana, the grandmother of the soul?
    • adjs Souled full of soul or feeling
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  • Jacques BeNigne Bossuet
    Jacques BeNigne Bossuet
    “Only great souls know the grandeur there is in charity.”
  • Sir Walter Scott
    “The will to do, the soul to dare.”
  • Proverb
    “The soul is not where it lives, but where it loves.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “A strenuous soul hates cheap success.”
  • Euripides
    “'Twas but my tongue, 'twas not my soul that swore.”
  • Jewish Proverb
    Jewish Proverb
    “What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.”


Brevity is the soul of wit - The best way to communicate intelligently is to be concise and not to use unnecessary words.
Keep body and soul together - If you earn enough to cover your basic expenses, but nothing more than that, you earn enough to keep body and soul together.
Sell your soul - If someone sells their soul, their betray the most precious beliefs.
Window to the soul - Eyes are sometimes referred to as the window to the soul.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. saule—A.S. sáwol; Ger. seele.


In literature:

What is the portion for a soul?
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
But before speaking of the happiness of a soul thus lost in God, we must begin with its origin and go on by degrees.
"Spiritual Torrents" by Jeanne Marie Bouvières de la Mot Guyon
Her soul pined in a prison that was much harsher and harder than that in which her mother's soul had been housed and harassed.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The order numbered at one time some thirty thousand souls.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
May God rest his soul!
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55)" by Various
That woman has the soul of a savage; we have not one thought in common.
"The Light of Scarthey" by Egerton Castle
The good souls of the "connection" provided for it until it was two years old, and afterward placed it in a charity school.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Thou hast heard the cry of my soul and led my feet!
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
If a soul is really a soul, why should it not fall back for its reserve on its own infinity?
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Every lineament of her face spoke forth a soul of souls.
"Saronia" by Richard Short

In poetry:

Could I, she lost, love again?
May be, may be.
The dead man moulders through sun and rain,
While a soul forgets his joy and his pain;
Yet that soul which forgets is still he.
"Questions And Answer" by Augusta Davies Webster
'Twas Christ, and Christ alone, that did the whole,
And from distress drew each devoted soul:
Nothing but Christ alone, thro' God, can save
Our souls from hell, our bodies from the grave.
"Christ Is All In All" by Rees Prichard
A fairer hand than thine shall cure
That heart, which thy false oaths did wound;
And to my soul, a soul more pure
Than thine shall by Love's hand be bound,
And both with equal glory crown'd.
"To My Inconstant Mistress" by Thomas Carew
But no. Too soon I voun my charm a-broke.
Noo comely soul in white like her—
Noo soul a-steppèn light like her—
An’ nwone o’ comely height like her
Went by; but all my grief ageän awoke.
"The Wind At The Door" by William Barnes
Now, coaches and chariots! roar on like a stream;
Here are twenty souls happy as souls in a dream:
They are deaf to your murmurs--they care not for you,
Nor what ye are flying, nor what ye pursue!
"Power Of Music" by William Wordsworth
Soundlessly -- shadowly -- such move on,
Dim as the dream of a child asleep;
And no one knoweth 'till they are gone
How lofty their souls -- their hearts how deep.
Bright souls these --
God only sees.
"A "Thought-Flower"" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

Soul Bandleader Jimmy Castor Dies.
Jimmy Castor – leader of the Jimmy Castor Bunch, a funk and soul band with a string of hits in the Seventies – died yesterday of unknown causes in Las Vegas.
'Cloud Atlas' review: Baring your soul.
Romney Was Begging in Boca, Not Baring His Soul.
The way the man once called Son of Sam sees it, Satan and Jesus have long been fighting for his soul.
The Soul of Berliner 's Lives On at Umamicatessen.
Soups of the Day artisanal ambrosia for the soul served with a roll 8.
Blue-eyed soul: the co-opting of black music .
But sometimes you just gotta say what's in your soul.
And my soul just watched this video clip from five years ago today, and my soul is pissed.
Blue-eyed soul: the co-opting of black music.
The blue & white rub: trendy Israeli spas energize body and soul.
Picture books in which beloved toys go astray are the heart and soul of the industry.
Cluttered Lives, Empty Souls: Compulsive Stealing, Spending & Hoarding.
Dennis Quaid, star of the film "Soul Surfer".

In science:

We return to our setup where M is an open manifold with nonnegative curvature, Σ ⊂ M is a soul, and RF is the vertical curvature tensor.
Conditions for Nonnegative Curvature on Vector Bundles and Sphere Bundles
X, Y , V , X ) = 0 because the soul is totally geodesic, and (X, V , V , U ) = 0 by Corollary 2.2.
Conditions for Nonnegative Curvature on Vector Bundles and Sphere Bundles
Therefore, in the Grassmannian of 2-planes on M , there is a neighborhood of each mixed 2-plane at each point of the soul in which the curvature of every 2plane tangent to a distance sphere about the soul is positive.
Conditions for Nonnegative Curvature on Vector Bundles and Sphere Bundles
But by Claim 1, every non-mixed 2-plane at the soul has positive curvature, and therefore also has such a neighborhood.
Conditions for Nonnegative Curvature on Vector Bundles and Sphere Bundles
Walschap, The metric projection onto the soul, Tans.
Conditions for Nonnegative Curvature on Vector Bundles and Sphere Bundles