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world

1. the earth as a planet, esp including its inhabitants
2. mankind; the human race
3. the universe or cosmos; everything in existence
4. a complex united whole regarded as resembling the universe
5. any star or planet, esp one that might be inhabited
6. an area, sphere, or realm considered as a complete environment
7. Logic See possible world

world

[wərld]
(relativity)
Pertaining to Lorentz transformations and four-dimensional space-time, rather than rotations and three-dimensional space, as in world scalar, world vector, world line.
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5), but the lower score by the older students may reflect greater exposure and comfort with the English language and perhaps more worldliness and experience.
Intellectual, oppositional, Palestine, imperialism, exile, and worldliness are all words and terms that have been changed and charged through their specific inflections in the Saidian lexicon.
There are many characteristics about the atmosphere and the just the other worldliness of this artifact.
When a character with such spiritual ambitions is named after the Roman god of wine and celebration, one can't help but expect the author to take on the conflict between worldliness and spirituality as his main theme.
Light levels are also kept low, to enhance a sense of tranquillity and other worldliness and emphasize the quasi-religious nature of the modern spa experience.
The personal asceticism of the most influential new orders represented "a counter-example to the laxity and worldliness of established orders" (28).
Dinnerware, glassware and even frame manufacturers took to adorning their products with scenes from different countries or country-specific motifs, bringing a little bit of worldliness to the table.
If you were a smart young thing who wanted to express your hip worldliness, you carried a Mencken magazine under your arm, cover out.
It represents a worldliness that you don't get in more suburban areas," Mango explains.
In spite of his worldliness, his seemingly emotionless handling of every challenge that confronts him, Khaled is a needy child who can't admit to himself that Monique is gone.
29] The roots of such Christian spiritualizing goes all the way back to the church fathers who set forth Christian doctrine in opposition to Israel's supposed materialism, interpreted as the embrace of sensuality and worldliness.
In an article for the Age, as well as in his chapter in Why Universities Matter, Gaita takes a less-than-favourable attitude to the moments when knowledge becomes contaminated with worldliness.