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‘Body’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Body’ as a noun.


My legs seemed made of lead, my head burned, and there were fiery pains over all my body.

From ‘Greenmantle’, by John Buchan.

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He scuttled across the room rather like a rabbit.

From ‘The Wisdom of Father Brown’, by G. K. Chesterton.

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