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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Earthly  \Earth"ly\,  a. 
  1.  Pertaining  to  the  earth;  belonging  to  this  world,  or  to 
  man's  existence  on  the  earth;  not  heavenly  or  spiritual; 
  carnal;  worldly;  as  earthly  joys;  earthly  flowers; 
  earthly  praise. 
 
  This  earthly  load  Of  death,  called  life.  --Milton. 
 
  Whose  glory  is  in  their  shame,  who  mind  earthly 
  things  --Phil.  iii. 
  19. 
 
  2.  Of  all  things  on  earth;  possible;  conceivable. 
 
  What  earthly  benefit  can  be  the  result?  --Pope. 
 
  3.  Made  of  earth;  earthy.  [Obs.]  --Holland. 
 
  Syn:  Gross;  material;  sordid;  mean  base;  vile;  low 
  unsubstantial;  temporary;  corrupt;  groveling. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Earthly  \Earth"ly\,  adv 
  In  the  manner  of  the  earth  or  its  people;  worldly. 
 
  Took  counsel  from  his  guiding  eyes  To  make  this  wisdom 
  earthly  wise.  --Emerson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  earthly 
  adj  :  of  or  belonging  to  or  characteristic  of  this  earth  as 
  distinguished  from  heaven;  "earthly  beings";  "believed 
  that  our  earthly  life  is  all  that  matters";  "earthly 
  love";  "our  earthly  home"  [ant:  {heavenly}] 




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