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Definition of Carnal


  1. Of or pertaining to the body or its appetites; animal; fleshly; sensual; given to sensual indulgence; lustful; human or worldly as opposed to spiritual.
  2. Flesh-devouring; cruel; ravenous; bloody.

Carnal Quotations

He is lost who is possessed by carnal desire.
Mahatma Gandhi

Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.
Thomas Aquinas

For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
Samuel Butler

What Tolstoy is on about is that carnal love is not a good idea.
Tom Stoppard

O that unbelievers would learn of faithful Abraham, and believe whatever is revealed from God, though they cannot fully comprehend it! Abraham knew God commanded him to offer up his son, and therefore believed, notwithstanding carnal reasoning might suggest may objections.
George Whitefield
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Carnal Translations

carnal in Dutch is vleselijk
carnal in German is fleischlich
carnal in Spanish is carnal

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