bodily bodily  /ˈbɑ də li/


  1. (adj) of or relating to or belonging to the body
  2. (adj) affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
  3. (adj) having or relating to a physical material body
  4. (adv) in bodily form


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  1. E-Mail a Friend If you thrill to getting from point A to point B while incurring maximum bodily risk, your ride is here: the Wheelman.
  2. The claim, after all, challenged one of the cornerstones of Christian faith that Jesus, after his crucifixion, rose bodily to heaven in his physical form.
  3. If true, it is a contradiction, in the most earthy, concrete way, of the Bible, which claims that Jesus was taken up bodily into heaven.


  1. Atlanta radio hosts suspended after making fun of former NFL player Steve Gleason, who suffers from ALS

    If you're the kind of nimrod who thinks it's humorous to make fun of people suffering from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) -- a disease that mercilessly takes away nearly every bodily function most of us take for granted ... well, … Continue reading ?
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Shutdown Corner via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Cedar Rapids man charged after Sunday assault at Outback Steakhouse

    A 29-year-old Cedar Rapids man is accused of multiple charges after police say he injured at least three people during a supper time assault at Outback Steakhouse on Sunday. Matthew Lee Sanders is accused of willful injury causing bodily injury, assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, assault causing bodily injury and disorderly conduct, according to [...]
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Gazette

  3. James Kirkland Arrested for Assault; Has the End Finally Come for the Mandingo Warrior?

    COMMENTARY | In what may amount to the final nail in his professional coffin, former world title contender James Kirkland has been arrested for assault and charged with "causing bodily harm to a family member," according to the American-Statesman, a newspaper based out of Kirkland's hometown of Austin, Texas.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "Part of what our core constitutional values promote is the notion that individuals are protected in their privacy and their bodily integrity, and women are not exempt from that," Obama said before meeting with a group of senators.
    on Apr 21, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

  2. "The girls took it beyond normal bullying. These were big, tough girls," Cyrus says in the book, which hit stores on Tuesday. "I was scrawny and short. They were fully capable of doing me bodily harm."
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Miley Cyrus Source:

  3. "When there is a significant risk of serious bodily harm, such as suicide, privacy laws in Ontario clearly permit the disclosure of personal information without consent, regardless of age," Cavoukian said in the joint statement. "In such...
    on May 9, 2006 By: Ann Cavoukian Source: 940 News

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