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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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In some sense, worldliness can be seen as a means of empowerment.
So I am interested now in the worldliness of those values-as invitations to engage the world differently from our dispositions when we want to describe or explain features of the world, especially in the service of practical and moral judgments.
Unlike other sects of Buddhism, which condemn ritualism and worldliness, the tantric sect revolves around rituals and magical traditions.
3 : to pretend to have or be <We both assumed an air of weary worldliness .
This young adult novel, first published in German, follows Miriam on a quest for worldliness, from trappings in a too-small town onwards through her curiosities.
ALTHOUGH IT'S not billed as a conceptual album, Coldplay's fourth full-length, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, is tied together by a tangible sonic worldliness not to mention brooding lyrics about the ephemeral nature of power, love and, of course, life.
In her verse, Ackerson-Kiely demonstrates, as in her poem "On the Gentle Nature of Swales," a profound sense of understanding of the intimate details of the everyday, offset by a sense of both worldliness and hurt, dominated by action through emotion, as well as possession (however reluctant).
Written and directed by Laurie Collyer, ``Sherrybaby'' looks at a woman who has never really grown up, despite her worldliness and sexuality, and now she's haltingly trying to find her way.
In turn, we have been quick and efficient in transforming the once authentic into an artificial or genericized experience, often for the purpose of constructing the illusion of a personal sense of high style and worldliness.
Instead, they struggled with the question of self-interest and worldliness as the market for cattle boomed in the 1630s.
Every part was crafted with financier Vanderbilt in mind--his worldliness, travels, power, and prestige--and incorporates materials, designs, and motifs from around the world.
The worldliness which Primitive Baptists railed against seemed to be found most readily among those whom they previously counted as brothers in Christ.