Earth"ly, a.

1.

Pertaining to the earth; belonging to this world, or to man's existence on the earth; not heavenly or spiritual; carnal; worldly; as, earthly joys; earthly flowers; earthly praise.

This earthly load Of death, called life. Milton.

Whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. Phil. iii. 19.

2.

Of all things on earth; possible; conceivable.

What earthly benefit can be the result? Pope.

3.

Made of earth; earthy.

[Obs.]

Holland.

Syn. -- Gross; material; sordid; mean; base; vile; low; unsubstantial; temporary; corrupt; groveling.

 

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Earth"ly, adv.

In the manner of the earth or its people; worldly.

Took counsel from his guiding eyes To make this wisdom earthly wise. Emerson.

 

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