Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being worldly; worldly conduct.
- n. The quality of being worldly; familiarity with the ways of the world.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being worldly; a predominant passion for obtaining the good things of this life; covetousness; addictedness to gain and temporal enjoyments; worldly-mindedness.
- n. concern with worldly affairs to the neglect of spiritual needs
- n. the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
- worldly + -ness (Wiktionary)
“In reality, the very same combinations of moral qualities, infinitely varied, which compose the harsh physiognomy of what we call worldliness in the living groups of life, must unavoidably present themselves in books.”
“In reality the very same combinations of moral qualities, infinitely varied, which compose the harsh physiognomy of what we call worldliness in the living groups of life, must unavoidably present themselves in books.”
“Other-worldliness is the best alibi a rich man can have.”
“If he could be made to love - how different from those roués of young men, blasé with pleasure, old in worldliness before they reach the term of middle life; oh! how I have always loathed them all.”
“Note, The way of worldliness is a very foolish way: those that lay up their treasure on earth, and set their affections on things below, act contrary both to right reason and to their true interest.”
“Criticism of their worldliness has been a common theme throughout Islamic history.”
“I am personally convinced that much of our worldliness is a total misunderstanding of the real issue.”
“I haven't read much Rorty, and what I've read recently didn't interest me, but he strikes me as defending the notion of worldliness as such as a goal.”
“That which is called worldliness did not make its way into Christianity through decay from some high level of excellence.”
“With all this went deep faith in the efficacy of ritual and great other-worldliness, that is, immediate apprehension of the other world in this one.”
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