Definition of 'worldly'
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While I would happily sell all my worldly goods to cover the bills and keep him alive, my husband would not. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why collect all these worldly goods if you have to say goodbye to them? Times, Sunday Times (2015)We are not as worldly wise as somebody who has been brought up with a drugs policy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The wealth and worldly attitude of the higher clergy incensed the people. Christianity Today (2000)He has worldly wisdom and passes it down to his players through parables. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And he was not indifferent to worldly things. GOD'S SECRETARIES: The Making of the King James Bible (2003)Before the war they had been committed to seeking conventional worldly success. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)Too many think the recipe for worldly success is the same as it is in school and education. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Why should he give up half his worldly goods then still pay through the nose when a marriage has withered and died? The Sun (2006)No official data exists about whether you are more likely to be burgled if all your worldly goods are permanently on show. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He's five years older and a bit more worldly wise. The Sun (2006)There is worldly wisdom here, but true wisdom too. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I’ve got all my worldly goods in it, but it isn’t heavy. Anne of Green Gables (1872)I think our young people now are getting too worldly wise. Daniel Deronda (1876)A compendium of wise and worldly sentences can provide something akin to a course of education. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)You get to an age where you don't care what people think and enjoy dishing out the worldly wisdom. Times, Sunday Times (2014)For them, religion was more an affirmation of the joy of life than a rejection of worldly pleasures and temptations. America Past and Present (1995)It is the other things, the worldly things like doubt and desire heaped around the soul that make us sick. The Crossing-Place (1993)Female empathy, life skills and worldly wisdom combined with male drive: hire that person now! Times, Sunday Times (2009)He left the group at the height of their initial success, apparently renouncing worldly wealth and disappearing into the darkness of psychiatric hospitals and menial jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's hoarded lovingly, used as the springboard for fantasies of worldly power that are almost more comfortable than the real thing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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