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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishworldlyworld‧ly /ˈwɜːldli $ ˈwɜːrld-/ adjective [only before noun]  1 worldly goods/possessions2 RELIGIONrelating to ordinary life rather than spiritual or religious ideas syn mundane He seemed very calm and far removed from worldly concerns.3 EXPERIENCEDhaving a lot of experience and knowledge about people and life opp unworldlyworldliness noun [uncountable]
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worldlyFor a priest he was surprisingly worldly.As it usually does to men, war made Stewart much more worldly.The gospel is not analogous to philosophical wisdom; it is folly to the worldly.The unmarried man is anxious about the affairs of the Lord; the married man is anxious about worldly affairs.He learned that there was such a job as trading bonds from his more worldly classmates.Members of the church tried to isolate themselves from worldly influences.He wasn't a worldly man in that direction.Marilyn is a worldly New Yorker in her 60s.In our headlong pursuit to acquire wealth and worldly pleasures, Christians have become virtually indistinguishable from the rest of the world.The trouble is that various worldly pressures will make you more, not less, inclined to play it safe.She was much older and more worldly than I was.
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