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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Of or belonging to or characteristic of this world as distinguished from heaven.

Usage examples (38)
  • earthly beings
  • Nothing earthly is ever reproduced in the same form.
  • Jehovah's Witness #1: We don't vote in earthly elections.
  • Nansen was rich, although not primarily in earthly possessions. for more
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  • The "earthy" (coarse and unrefined) girl had no "earthly" (conceivable or possible) reason to change her personality.
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