worldly goods

plural noun

: things one owns : possessions
He sold all of his worldly goods.

Examples of worldly goods in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tomb was respectfully furnished with worldly goods such as baskets, perfume bottles, clothing, ceramic urns, vessels containing grains and nuts, and Charon’s obol, a coin placed in the mouth or near the body of the dead to ensure safe passage to the Underworld. Franz Lidz, New York Times, 25 Mar. 2023

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“Worldly goods.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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