soul

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soul

The ethereal and immortal essence of a person or living organism.
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O, this cheers my soul! Come, shew me some demonstrations magical, That I may conjure in some bushy grove, And have these joys in full possession.
Were he a stranger, not allied to me, The danger of his soul would make me mourn.
"I am just curious as to how souls make themselves apparent.
"I would know the moment I set my eyes upon a creature without a soul."
Is it strange that the religious peace and trust, which had upborne him hitherto, should give way to tossings of soul and despondent darkness?
There were all the marked passages, which had thrilled his soul so often,--words of patriarchs and seers, poets and sages, who from early time had spoken courage to man,--voices from the great cloud of witnesses who ever surround us in the race of life.
The prayers of a penitent soul that thirsted for righteousness and for all things lovely and of good report, had been rejected by these religious people.
You remember that passion or spirit appeared at first sight to be a kind of desire, but now we should say quite the contrary; for in the conflict of the soul spirit is arrayed on the side of the rational principle.
He does not longer appertain to his family and society; he is somewhat; he is a person; he is a soul.
The more I came to know Elizabeth and realise the rare delicacy of her nature, the simplicity of her mind, and the purity of her soul, the less was I able to comprehend the psychology of that false step which her great misery had forced her to take.
But the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -- What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking "Nevermore."
My seat was on thorns, and my soul was on fire to speak but I held my tongue, and let Papa go on.