from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Worldly-minded.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a carnal or fleshly mind; unspiritual.


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  • He fell in with several of the more carnal-minded youth of the place, who invited him to be sociable and take a hand at poker.


  • I will expound to you — as I alone can — the secret of the enginery that effected the Rattleborough miracle — the one, the true, the admitted, the undisputed, the indisputable miracle, which put a definite end to infidelity among the Rattleburghers and converted to the orthodoxy of the grandames all the carnal-minded who had ventured to be sceptical before.

    Thou Art the Man

  • I am no carnal-minded lover, but one of the chaste, platonic sort.

    Don Quixote

  • This is solemn work, and not to be effected by the carnal-minded.

    The Alhambra

  • This is not in any sense an abasement of the self; not in any sense a feeling that it is necessary to "bow down and worship;" nor yet a tinge of that nameless fear, which the carnal-minded self feels in the presence of exalted beings.

    Cosmic Consciousness

  • He allows himself certain indulgences which are to be regretted, and his mind is becoming clogged by continual association with carnal-minded men.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • His doctrine in the dark: but He says this because His speech is darkness to the carnal-minded, and His words are night to the unbeliever.

    Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition

  • The greatness of wisdom, which is nothing if not of God, is invisible to the carnal-minded and to the clever.


  • The saints receive Him, and not the carnal-minded.


  • They may be Vice Elementals, _i. e._, spirits that have never inhabited any material body, whether human or animal, and which are wholly inimical to man's progress -- such spirits assume an infinite number of shapes, agreeable and otherwise; or they may be phantasms of dead human beings -- vicious and carnal-minded people, idiots, and imbecile epileptics.



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