souls Definition

  • 1the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, believed to be immortal
  • 2a person's moral or emotional nature or sense of identity
  • 3a person regarded as representing a particular quality, especially one admired or respected

Using souls: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "souls" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The souls of the departed are said to live on in the afterlife.

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    He poured his heart and soul into his work.

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    She is the soul of the company.

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    The singer has a beautiful soul.

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    The movie was about a man who sold his soul to the devil.

souls Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for souls

Idioms Using souls

  • bare one's soul

    reveal one's deepest thoughts and feelings


    In therapy, she was finally able to bare her soul and talk about the trauma she had experienced.

  • maintain oneself at a minimal level of sustenance


    After losing his job, he had to take any work he could find just to keep body and soul together.

  • sell one's soul

    do something morally or ethically questionable in exchange for personal gain


    He felt like he had sold his soul when he took the job with the corrupt company.

Phrases with souls

  • a person ideally suited to another as a close friend or romantic partner


    They were introduced by mutual friends and quickly realized they were soul mates.

  • soul-searching

    deep and careful thought about one's feelings, motives, and values


    After the breakup, she spent some time doing soul-searching to figure out what she really wanted in life.

  • traditional African American cuisine, typically consisting of hearty dishes such as collard greens, fried chicken, and cornbread


    We went to a soul food restaurant and had some amazing fried catfish.


Summary: souls in Brief

'Souls' [sohlz] refer to the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, often considered immortal. It can also denote a person's moral or emotional nature or sense of identity, or a person who represents a particular quality. Phrases like 'soul mate' and 'soul-searching' extend the concept to relationships and introspection, while 'soul food' refers to traditional African American cuisine. Idioms like 'bare one's soul' and 'sell one's soul' suggest revealing one's deepest thoughts and feelings or doing something morally questionable for personal gain.