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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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The larger reason is this fixation with money, this acquiescence in capitalism, even perpetuating the coarse Cold War equating of capitalism with godliness, and the resulting worldliness of the American church.
Arendt's paranoia: Worldliness as boundary policing
Fink argues that the relationship between everyday play and the encompassing worldliness works in reverse as well.
Journo Martin Sixsmith (played by Coogan himself) begins as a cynical snob, and the working-class woman looking for the child stolen from her 50 years ago, Philomena Lee, surprises him with her worldliness, experience and tolerance.
Also reading those texts makes me think about how almost all literary theory seeks ways of talking about the worldliness of the text.
Susannah Biller moved charmingly as Despina, though her reedy tones missed the girl's perky worldliness.
They promote Walter Benjamin's notion of "weak messianism," which stresses worldliness and action against the transcendental pretensions of its "stronger" variants.
In La La land (the USA) One Direction are showing their lack of worldliness by tweeting at the hordes of girls who mobbed them in New York: "That wasn''t even funny" and "this is a complete joke".
It is only other-worldliness that guarantees an appropriate kind of this worldliness" (x).
The antagonism between worldliness and spirituality sometimes can be so subtle that you don't see it splitting your life apart.
Playing autoharp, guitar or just singing, Harvey didn't say a word until it was time to introduce the band and say thank you at the end, adding to a sense of ghostly other worldliness.
His kind of magical realism is firmly rooted in a desert ethic he believes to be superior to mere worldliness.