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English definition of “soul”

soul

noun [C] (PERSON)   /soʊl/
a person of a stated type: a happy soul Soul can also mean any person, and is usually used in negative statements: There wasn’t a soul around when we arrived at the beach.
(Definition of soul noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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