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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Worldly  \World"ly\,  adv 
  With  relation  to  this  life;  in  a  worldly  manner. 
  Subverting  worldly  strong  and  worldly  wise  By  simply 
  meek.  --Milton. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Worldly  \World"ly\,  a.  [AS.  woroldlic.] 
  1.  Relating  to  the  world;  human;  common;  as  worldly  maxims; 
  worldly  actions.  ``I  thus  neglecting  worldly  ends.'' 
  Many  years  it  hath  continued,  standing  by  no  other 
  worldly  mean  but  that  one  only  hand  which  erected 
  it  --Hooker. 
  2.  Pertaining  to  this  world  or  life,  in  contradistinction 
  from  the  life  to  come  secular;  temporal;  devoted  to  this 
  life  and  its  enjoyments;  bent  on  gain;  as  worldly 
  pleasures,  affections,  honor,  lusts,  men. 
  With  his  soul  fled  all  my  worldly  solace.  --Shak. 
  3.  Lay,  as  opposed  to  clerical.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  characteristic  of  or  devoted  to  the  temporal  world;  "worldly 
  goods  and  advancement"  [ant:  {unworldly}] 
  2:  very  sophisticated  especially  because  of  surfeit;  versed  in 
  the  ways  of  the  world;  "the  blase  traveler  refers  to  the 
  ocean  he  has  crossed  as  `the  pond'";  "the  benefits  of  his 
  worldly  wisdom"  [syn:  {blase}] 
  3:  concerned  with  secular  rather  than  sacred  matters;  "lords 
  temporal  and  spiritual"  [syn:  {temporal}] 

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