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Worldly (IPA: /ˈwɝɫdɫi/)


Worldly (a.)

Relating to the world; human; common; as, worldly maxims; worldly actions.

Worldly (a.)

Pertaining to this world or life, in contradistinction from the life to come; secular; temporal; devoted to this life and its enjoyments; bent on gain; as, worldly pleasures, affections, honor, lusts, men.

Worldly (a.)

Lay, as opposed to clerical.

Worldly (adv.)

With relation to this life; in a worldly manner.

Example Sentence (Quote)

"Be wisely worldly, but not worldly wise." - Wisdom

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Divine is Love and scorneth worldly pelf, And can be bought with nothing but with self." - Love

Example Sentence (Quote)

" How shall we celebrate the day, When God appeared in mortal clay, The mark of worldly scorn." - Clay

Example Sentence (Quote)

" How the learned fool would wonder Were he now to see his blunder, When he put his reason under The control of worldly Pride." - James Clerk Maxwell

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I hate the prostitution of the name of friendship to signify modish and worldly alliances." - Friendship


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