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fleshly

worldly as opposed to spiritual
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Certain agents I found to have the power to shake and pluck back that fleshly vestment, even as a wind might toss the curtains of a pavilion.
He only felt that Miss Bartlett knew of some vague influence from which the girl desired to be delivered, and which might well be clothed in the fleshly form.
Foremost of these, and the one which the Squire loved to propound above all others, was the belief that a man is to be valued wholly and solely for that which he is in himself, for that which stands up in the four fleshly walls of him, apart from clothes, rank, fortune, and all externals whatsoever.
Our spiritual life does not cease when our fleshly bodies passes away in death.
Among her topics are Luther's ego-documents: cultural history and the reconstruction of the historical self, Luther's friendship with Frederick the Wise, fleshly work: the sex act as Christian liberty, the tenderness of daughters and waywardness of sons: Luther as a father, his perfect death, and the imprint of personality upon the Reformation.
Using Margaret Mahler's theory about our fleshly attachment stemming from birth, where we are literally attached to our mothers (Mahler, Pine, & Bergman, 1975), and Roman Jakobson's (1990) model of communication, Macke argues our main intention in communication is to establish a fleshly attachment to our fellows: "Simply, we are not nor are we ever complete unto ourselves.
The flip-side of the local is the mortal (the universal is eternal), and it might be argued that good art inevitably acknowledges mortality--even if artists will rarely be rewarded for reminding their viewers that we are fleshly mortals who will one day die.
But far from being a detriment, this only enhances the surreal, dreamlike quality of Falk's work, as Mandrake encounters a kingdom of cutthroat murderers from around the world, a dimension where metal men and crystal men dominate their fleshly counterparts, a circus plagued by a series of misfortunes, and a strange land whose citizens live subject to the whims of its half-insane ruler.
The word "collage" doesn't communicate their fleshly, pictorial, light-soaked feel.
Orrico gets up and repeats the action over and over again, falling first to one side, then the other--insistently, relentlessly, yet hopefully tracing his own fleshly finitude.
In the latter, Johnson argues that the puppets show 'the absurdity of considering women to be more fleshly than men are', while demonstrating 'the impossibility of fully controlling how the material signifies' (p.