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 Meanings and Examples of WORLDLY
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worldly
 a.  relating to man and the planet earth, physical as opposed to spiritual; experienced in human affairs
Classic Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
1  The sister, Catherine, was a slender, worldly girl of about thirty with a solid sticky bob of red hair and a complexion powdered milky white.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
2  My worldly affairs began to wear a gloomy appearance, and I was pressed for money by more than one creditor.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLVII
3  Of all my worldly possessions I took no more than the few necessaries that filled the bag.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIV
4  'I apprehend you never supposed my worldly circumstances to be very good,' replied the assistant.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. MY 'FIRST HALF' AT SALEM HOUSE
5  It's not a business-like way of speaking,' said my aunt, 'nor a worldly way.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
6  Very little, sir, I am afraid;' I answered, speaking to him as respectfully and sorrowfully as I felt; 'but pray believe me, I have considered my own worldly position.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
7  I never thought,' proceeded Annie, with a heightened colour, 'of any worldly gain that my husband would bring to me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. MR. DICK FULFILS MY AUNT'S PREDICTIONS
8  He had managed for me, in my absence, with the soundest judgement; and my worldly affairs were prospering.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. I AM SHOWN TWO INTERESTING PENITENTS
9  If it were a common, vulgar, worldly intrigue, they would have left me alone.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 21
10  During all this difficult time Alexey Alexandrovitch had noticed that his worldly acquaintances, especially women, took a peculiar interest in him and his wife.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 19
11  The conversation Vassenka had started with Kitty was running on the same lines as on the previous evening, discussing Anna, and whether love is to be put higher than worldly considerations.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 14
12  His countenance bore as little the marks of self-denial, as his habit indicated contempt of worldly splendour.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
13  I was afraid of the bias of those worldly maxims, which she has been too much used to hear.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
14  In a worldly view, he had nothing to gain by being on terms with Sir Walter; nothing to risk by a state of variance.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 15
15  You are safe in all worldly matters, and safe in his character.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
Example Sentence:
1  I have been very fortunate in worldly matters; many men have worked much harder, and not succeeded half so well.
2  I have myself - I tell it you without parable - been a worldly, dissipated, restless man.
3  Her rather tough and worldly exterior hides a very soft and sensitive heart.
4  Today the media drive athletes to the view that the important thing is to gain worldly success.
5  Matilda's ability to escape into other worlds is also a key aspect of the novel, which is at its heart an ode to literature: through books, Matilda can flee oafish relatives and weapon-wielding teachers.
6  Perhaps alien worlds could be seeded deliberately with terrestrial micro-organisms that might take hold there, jump-starting evolution on those planets.
7  I write fantasy in imaginary worlds, but my settings are historically based.
8  All's for the best in the best of all possible worlds.