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 Meanings and Examples of SECULAR
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  worldly rather than spiritual; not specifically relating to religion; lasting from century to century
Classic Sentence:
1  Yet so loose were the ideas of the times respecting the conduct of the clergy, whether secular or regular, that the Prior Aymer maintained a fair character in the neighbourhood of his abbey.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
2  He stated that his discourses to people were to be sometimes secular, and sometimes religious, but never dogmatic; and that his texts would be taken from all kinds of books.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 4 Cheerfulness Again Asserts Itself at Blooms-End, and Clym Finds His
3  However, as your present mood seems to be one peculiarly secular, I will return to the church at once.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In THIRD ACT
4  It has mingled, though with regret, the secular grandeurs of the monarchy with the new grandeurs of the nation.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
5  Midway an elm, shadowy and high, spreads her boughs and secular arms, where, one saith, idle Dreams dwell clustering, and cling under every leaf.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
Example Sentence:
1  It began as a religious organization, but these days it is purely secular.
2  We live in an increasingly secular society, in which religion has less and less influence on our daily lives.
3  The church leaders decided not to interfere in secular matters.