earthly earthly  /ˈɜrθli/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven

Usage(s):

  1. And we would relate to the way he tried to balance, sometimes uneasily, a pursuit of reputation, wealth, earthly virtues and spiritual values.
  2. At the western edge of America, where the continent falls into the Pacific as it follows the sun, the coast has always seemed an image of Eden, a garden of earthly delights.
  3. A British scholar-adventurer says he knows the location of the lost Ark, or at least the last earthly connection we have to it.

News

  1. Finding freedom at 33,000 feet

    When does one become truly free of material concerns, transcending earthly constraints to focus on matters of the soul? We can, in our minds, travel to philosophical and spiritual realms free of physical boundaries. We can ponder what awaits beyond our earthly journey, frame our values, savor life’s lessons, build on hopes and dreams for the future, give thanks for blessings, and revel in love ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Dunwoody Crier

  2. Carson “C.J.” Lipscomb, Jr

    Mr. Carson “C.J.” Lipscomb, Jr., 89, of 1101 Frederick St. Shelby, NC departed his earthly home on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at The Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Harrisburg, NC. He was born on December 9, 1923 in Cleveland County to the late Carson and Clara Hand Lipscomb.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ShelbyInfo.com

  3. Immigration debate at critical juncture

    DES MOINES --- Sister Kathleen Grace can think of few times more important than right now for the people in her ministry who seek her out for help with both the earthly and divine.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Quotes

  1. "I have no earthly idea of what you are possibly talking about," Owens told reporters in Irving when asked about Parcells' speech. "I don't remember. I was already in LA (mentally)."
    on Dec 6, 2006 By: Terrell Owens Source: San Antonio Express

  2. Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, said there was "no earthly reason" why someone who has committed no crime should be on the database - "yet the government is shoving thousands of innocent people's DNA details on to the...
    on Sep 4, 2007 By: Nick Clegg Source: BBC News

  3. "I will make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to ask the Lord, by visiting the places sanctified by his earthly passage, for the precious gift of unity and peace for the Middle East and for all humanity," Benedict told pilgrims gathered in early...
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Times Online

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