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Definition of Worldly

Worldly

  1. Relating to the world; human; common; as, worldly maxims; worldly actions.
  2. 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.
  3. Lay, as opposed to clerical.
  4. With relation to this life; in a worldly manner.

Worldly Quotations

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
Henry David Thoreau

Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars.
Henry David Thoreau

Our worldly successes cannot be guaranteed, but our ability to achieve spiritual success is entirely up to us, thanks to the grace of God. The best advice I know is to give is to give those worldly things your best but never your all - reserve the ultimate hope for the only one who can grant it.
Mitt Romney

From a worldly point of view, there is no mistake so great as that of being always right.
Samuel Butler

Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
George Eliot
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Worldly Translations

worldly in German is weltlich, weltliche
worldly in Italian is laico
worldly in Spanish is mundano

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