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A pathetic of pitiable person

Poor wee soul

Surely the phrase itself given as an example of its usage is idomatic to some extent and that this sense for soul is not really valid?--Williamsayers79 14:40, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

I think it would be valid if you took out the "pathetic or pitiable" part.
  • A crowd of 10,000 souls had gathered in the park to hear the speech.
  • I and half a dozen other likeminded souls decided to clean up the park.
  • I was just a wandering soul on the road, like countless others fleeing the war's devastation.
There is perhaps a sense of facelessness or lack of identity that comes with this usage. But I don't think it necessarily implies that the person is pitiable or pathetic. --Jeffqyzt 14:56, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
I updated the definition to be "A person, especially as one among many", and added a cite from The Federalist Papers. If someone feels this isn't well known enough, I can easily add more. I left the rfv-sense. --Jeffqyzt 15:33, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
I dont see the pathetic person as valid. I am removing that sense. Andrew massyn 06:29, 2 December 2006 (UTC)


How precisely is "soul" an anagram of "Æolus"? 08:48, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Bug in the program that counts ligatures as non-letters. Removed. Mglovesfun (talk) 08:52, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Missing mathematical sense[edit]

Sounds rather abstruse. See Soul theorem. Equinox 14:47, 15 February 2016 (UTC)