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Definition of Bodily

Bodily

  1. Having a body or material form; physical; corporeal; consisting of matter.
  2. Of or pertaining to the body, in distinction from the mind.
  3. Real; actual; put in execution.
  4. Corporeally; in bodily form; united with a body or matter; in the body.
  5. In respect to, or so as to affect, the entire body or mass; entirely; all at once; completely; as, to carry away bodily. "Leapt bodily below."

Bodily Quotations

Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.
Saint Augustine

Although skin color is undoubtedly the most salient signal of racial identity in America, other actual or imagined bodily features have also been seen as distinctive markers of Negritude. These include the shapes of heads, feet, lips, and noses as well as the texture of hair.
Randall Kennedy

My philosophy is that I'm an artist. I perform an art not with a paint brush or a camera. I perform with bodily movement. Instead of exhibiting my art in a museum or a book or on canvas, I exhibit my art in front of the multitudes.
Steve Prefontaine

Remember that bodily exercise, when it is well ordered, as I have said, is also prayer by means of which you can please God our Lord.
Saint Ignatius
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Bodily Translations

bodily in Spanish is corporal
bodily in Swedish is kroppsligt, lekamlig
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