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soul

The ethereal and immortal essence of a person or living organism.
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Wiens says the school was "singularly lacking in imagination or even the simple recognition that boys are different, and what is simple for one can be absolutely soul-destroying for another.
Almost from its inception, the mode was ridiculed throughout the non-Soviet world as an egregious form of soul-destroying, Stalin-worshipping kitsch.
It must be soul-destroying for them to see that, in the long run, their good work has been unrewarded.
Vicky, 30, said: "The thought of Charlie being unable to walk, talk or smile again was soul-destroying.
I like the feeling afterwards, not so much the adrenalin, but the smugness" Comedienne Sarah Millican "There is nothing more soul-destroying than being offered a big juicy role and having to say no because you are doing something rubbish to pay bills" Actor Rufus Sewell "From the minute I picked it up, Maria Callas did not stop singing.
Jack went missing in action during the Battle of Loos and his mother and father spent many years searching for him, a journey that was to involved many miles of soul-destroying discovery.
GROWN UPS (12A, 102 mins) SHORT on jokes and slathered in sentiment, this is a soul-destroying exercise in mundanity VS.
It was gut-wrenching and soul-destroying at the time and nearly destroyed my career.
As an ex-welfare claimant, I know first hand that far from being a life of luxury, to be a claimant is often soul-destroying and, far from receiving free money, claimants are in some cases forced to do unpaid work.
I just feel sorry for the thousands of people who, through no fault of their own, are stuck in a soul-destroying situation somewhere they really don't want to be.
It means you won't have to take a soul-destroying job where you take orders from rude people or spend all your waking hours toiling for tiny wages and no praise.
I'd been stopped in the first round and the effect on me was soul-destroying.