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Relating to or concerned with the physical or material world, as opposed to a spiritual one.‘his distrust of this-worldly pleasures’
- ‘Fackenheim sees the working-out of this commitment as a this-worldly messianic goal.’
- ‘He fears that liberal theologies ultimately reduce the kingdom of God to a this-worldly social and political program.’
- ‘A this-worldly eschatological hope is at stake.’
- ‘This is what makes it astral, otherworldlyas opposed to ethereal, this-worldly travel.’
- ‘For Harry, the temptation might be to rest in the glory of this-worldly (or " other-worldly "), victory.’
- ‘His statement on this topic was so this-worldly and mealy-mouthed that it didn't sound like him at all.’
- ‘And most importantly, Du Bois stressed the ways in which religious institutions can be recognized as social, communal centers which provide this-worldly rewards and comforts.’
- ‘Korean Protestantism consciously and deliberately assumed the form of a magical religion, accentuating the present and this-worldly rewards.’
- ‘Indian men must shed their moral self-righteousness and acquire a practical sense, a manipulative, this-worldly cunning and aggressiveness.’
- ‘In addition to the articulation of individual material interests, another feature of Korean Christianity, reflecting its this-worldly inclination, pertains to the nation.’
- ‘It is this-worldly or naturalistic because ultimate authority is located in humanity, not in God or the super-empirical.’
- ‘They came to favour Theravda Buddhism, which seemed more pragmatic and this-worldly in comparison.’
- ‘The scholastic sees abstract art, in the context of a society increasingly despiritualised and this-worldly, as almost an historical inevitability.’
- ‘All the essays are more or less radically secular or this-worldly.’
- ‘The practice became instead this-worldly and secular.’
- ‘And we should confidently add Du Bois's discussion of the this-worldly social benefits religion provides to the above list.’
- ‘We know what our human senses tell us, and we usually reason from these senses according to a limited, this-worldly basis.’
- ‘Korean shamanism is very, very materialistic and this-worldly, as Koreans tend to be.’
- ‘By comparison, the festivals held around the raised-floor storehouses seem to radiate a lighthearted, this-worldly joy.’
- ‘The aesthetics of the novel turns on a this-worldly relation between concrete subjects.’
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