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  • n  the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
  • n  concern with worldly affairs to the neglect of spiritual needs
    he disliked the worldliness of many bishops around him

  • When the local tourism board refers to Hong Kong as "Asia's World City" it's referencing the well-ordered worldliness of big banks, fine hotels and a philharmonic not the .
  • Now, Ferguson explains, "skepticism about the country, its heroes and its history" is "a mark of worldliness and sophistication.
  • After the eclipse of Calvinist Puritanism, whose respect for money was counterbalanced by a horror of worldliness, much of Protestantism quietly adopted the idea that "you don't .
News & Articles

  • Sundial: A day learning in a one-room schoolhouse
    If you’re ever caught behind an Amish buggy clip-clopping slowly down Plymouth Street, try not to be impatient. The buggy symbolizes separation from worldliness. The gentle passengers remember St. Paul’s command to the Romans, “Be not conformed to this world ...
    Aug. 9, 2013 - The Bremen Enquirer
Quotes

  • Ben Gibbard in Washington Post
    This lifestyle allots us a lot of similar types of relationships and a similar type of worldliness that makes you realize that people really aren't that different,said Gibbard. "There's something really great about being in a band and...
  • Stephen Sommers in WSBtv.com
    I especially love the Van Helsing character in the original 'Dracula' with Bela Lugosi,Sommers told me of the late Edward Van Sloan's portrayal. "I love this guy's confidence, worldliness and intelligence, but I thought, I have to make him...
  • Louise Gluck in Bryn Mawr Now
    Poet Louise Glück writes of his work, "it is our misfortune to identify worldliness and irony with lack of substance; in poetry at this level, they manifest profound wisdom and daring."

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