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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.
By "fleshly kinship," I mean ties of consanguinity and union, that is to say the socially recognised links of the flesh.
The Ruskinian art critic, George Stanley, looks for the 'discrimination between good and evil' in Laus Veneris and the Chant d'Amour, but all he finds is the 'langour of exhausted animalism.' The cause of this langour is no secret; it comes of indulgence in sexual passion and the image sums up for him the modern pursuit of godless, fleshly pleasure.
If Michael Davies's assessment is correct, however, Bunyan's preference for the figural over the fleshly may have led to repression.
"Antwerp students are banking on the fact that everyone loves the smell of fleshly baked cookies!" she wrote in her application.
The atmosphere is casual, cozy, and upbeat with fleshly prepared, high quality food.
In Praise of the Whip's most important contribution, however, is its focus on flagellation's long and complex cultural history in Europe and the literatures that document a space and scene of imaginative and affective, spiritual and fleshly, theatrical arousal in all its complex and largely forgotten ambivalence.
For the individual, life "according to the flesh" is opposed to the life "according to the Spirit," but believers are likely to fall back into the fleshly life.
" A selection of deserts would be served around the pool that overlooks the deep blue ocean and include fleshly made ice cream, La Duree cakes, strawberries, grapes and cream, Belgian chocolate truffles and organic carrot cake while the Opera Babes and eclectic classical violinist Lilia Donkova performed."
The message in 1 Peter 2:1 is: abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul.