Examples of worldly in a Sentence
She is more worldly than her younger sister.
she returned from her year as an exchange student a much more worldly person
Recent Examples of worldly from the Web
But a moment’s reflection should tell us that military leaders have the same worldly ambitions as other mortals.
A callow country lad falls for a worldly widow in the second big-screen version of My Cousin Rachel, Daphne du Maurier's brilliantly ambiguous tale of attraction and suspicion in Victorian-era England.
An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963.
During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset and refrain from food, water and any worldly pleasures.
There was the other-worldly Chana De Wolf, thin beyond belief, who presented on cryonics.
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Before 12th Century
First Known Use of worldly
before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of worldly
WORLDLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of worldly for English Language Learners
: of or relating to the human world and ordinary life rather than to religious or spiritual matters
: having a lot of practical experience and knowledge about life and the world
WORLDLY Defined for Kids
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