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Word: earthly

Definition: of this earth; terrestrial; worldly; not divine; possible; Ex. no earthly reason

Sentences Containing 'earthly'

"Act Two follows the life of Jesus, his earthly parents and those who met them, until the Flight to Egypt."
A dark valley between three mighty, heaven-abiding peaks, that almost seem the Trinity, in some faint earthly symbol.
A forced conversion is the religious conversion or acceptance of a philosophy against the will of the subject, often with the threatened consequence of earthly penalties or harm.
About one and a half lakh men, women and children followed the funeral procession and then stood in homage as crematory flames consumed the earthly body of a legend.
As a result, humans must bring their own food or produce it in artificial environments, and exposure to artificial earthly daylight is required to maintain physical and mental health.
As Chapman sings,``The false society of men for earthly greatness All heavenly comforts rarefies to air.''
As of all earthly things there is but one earth, and but one light that we see by; and but one air that we breathe in, as many as either breathe or see.
At the same time, Paul believed that the newly resurrected body would be a heavenly body; immortal, glorified, powerful and pneumatic in contrast to an earthly body, which is mortal, dishonored, weak and psychic.
But even stripped of these supernatural surmisings, there was enough in the earthly make and incontestable character of the monster to strike the imagination with unwonted power.
Charitable actions, and a holy disposition, is the only fruit of this earthly life.
dashing it to the deck, "no longer will I guide my earthly way by thee; the level ship's compass, and the level deadreckoning, by log and by line; THESE shall conduct me, and show me my place on the sea.
Doubts of all things earthly, and intuitions of some things heavenly; this combination makes neither believer nor infidel, but makes a man who regards them both with equal eye.
During his yearly visitation he collected material describing the church's earthly goods.
Every man is the lord of a realm beside which the earthly empire of the Czar is but a petty state, a hummock left by the ice.
For sooner mayst thou find a thing earthly, where no earthly thing is, than find a man that naturally can live by himself alone.
For such fancies and imaginations, help much to purge away the dross and filth of this our earthly life,' &c.
God beholds our minds and understandings, bare and naked from these material vessels, and outsides, and all earthly dross.
He might have offered him one gently, or half a one, or a fragment of one; for he spoke as slowly as he walked; but he wouldn't have been rude to him, and he couldn't have been quick with him, for any earthly consideration.
He urged people to look beyond the transience of worldly affairs, and realize that it is only the unselfish chant of God's name that delivers a person from the misery and suffering of this earthly existence.
He wasn't concerned with earthly and material goods.
How else, as the Moon waxes and wanes, as the Sun approaches and recedes, can it be that such vicissitude and alternation is seen in earthly things?
I re-open this to say that our common friend, Mr. Thomas Traddles (who has not yet left us, and is looking extremely well), has paid the debt and costs, in the noble name of Miss Trotwood; and that myself and family are at the height of earthly bliss.'
I said I wouldn't leave England, under existing circumstances, for any earthly consideration.
I see her and her husband, their course done, lying side by side in their last earthly bed, and I know that each was not more honored and held sacred in the other's soul, than I was in the souls of both.
I was alone with her, when her forlorn young head drooped gently on one side, and all her earthly wrongs and sorrows ended.
If Asgard is an earthly place, not there.
In Anthony Burgess' novel "Earthly Powers", Battle is the hometown of its main character, Kenneth Toomey, where Toomey's father has a dental surgery.
In Lydia's imagination, a visit to Brighton comprised every possibility of earthly happiness.
Love was above all earthly considerations, and I loved Dora to idolatry, and Dora loved me.
Nor was there any earthly reason why I as a sailor should sleep two in a bed, more than anybody else; for sailors no more sleep two in a bed at sea, than bachelor Kings do ashore.
Olga receives veneration in the region in which she lived her earthly life, and personal veneration from many Orthodox women touched by her life story.
People not immediately connected with Monseigneur or the State, yet equally unconnected with anything that was real, or with lives passed in traveling by any straight road to any true earthly end, were no less abundant.
Satanus has an earthly identity and disguises himself as Colin Thornton, the publisher of "Newstime" magazine, who had previously hired Clark Kent as editor.
She attacks him, but he defeats her, rescuing Lindmer, and returning them both to the earthly realm and reviving Wong.
She then defeats Lindmer, but cannot kill him in the earthly realm, so she summons Asmodeus to transport him to the demon realms.
She then entreated me to come upstairs, sobbing that Mr. Barkis had always liked me and admired me; that he had often talked of me, before he fell into a stupor; and that she believed, in case of his coming to himself again, he would brighten up at sight of me, if he could brighten up at any earthly thing.
She was met by three angelic beings who spoke with her about her prior existence and hitherto suppressed memories in order to participate in earthly experience.
So there is no earthly way of finding out precisely what the whale really looks like.
Such is the endlessness, yea, the intolerableness of all earthly effort.
Swords argues that this consideration of non-earthly origin was "not as incredible in intelligence circles as one might think."
The 16th century Dutch demonologist Johann Weyer described him as the banker at the baccarat table in hell, and overseer of earthly gambling houses.
The lyrics comment on the nature of man's existence and the failure of his earthly institutions.
The urbane activity with which a man receives money is really marvellous, considering that we so earnestly believe money to be the root of all earthly ills, and that on no account can a monied man enter heaven.
There is no earthly doubt that he is retaken.''
Therefore it is a matter of discussion how much of these earthly assets are to be considered part of space architecture.
This is in contrast to the teachings of the Bible, "Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling."
Thou who, in all Thy mighty, earthly marchings, ever cullest Thy selectest champions from the kingly commons; bear me out in it, O God!
Though but a point at best; whencesoe'er I came; wheresoe'er I go; yet while I earthly live, the queenly personality lives in me, and feels her royal rights.
Was it not as one born to die; as one bound to live out his earthly life in some small tabernacle of flesh; to behold His administration, and for a little while share with Him in the mighty march of this great Festival Procession?
Whatsoever is earthly, presseth downwards to the common earth.

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