Definitions

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  • adv. In a carnal manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. According to the flesh, to the world, or to human nature; in a manner to gratify animal appetites and lusts; sensually.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a carnal manner; according to the flesh; not spiritually.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a carnal manner

Etymologies

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carnal +‎ -ly

Examples

  • His curious phrase, {62b} in a letter to a pair of sisters, "the prophets of God are often impeded to pray for such as carnally they love unfeignedly," is difficult to understand.

    John Knox and the Reformation

  • {62b} in a letter to a pair of sisters, “the prophets of God are often impeded to pray for such as carnally they love unfeignedly,” is difficult to understand.

    John Knox and the Reformation

  • Interpreters can make matters worse, as Jimmy Carter discovered on a visit to Poland in 1977, where he apparently told the Poles he desired them carnally, that their constitution was an object of ridicule and that he had come from the US never to return.

    In praise of … mistranslations | Editorial

  • While it might have been disavowed -- "I find now that I can more or less acquit myself on any charge of having desired Martin carnally" -- the fact remains that after all the heady talk of Amis, all the heaps of praise and the retold stories, Hitchens' passion demands a disclaimer, even if the disclaimer is self-negating

    Ashley Rindsberg: On Hitchens

  • After a summer of safe investigation in D.C., where no one could find me and out me, I decided to take the plunge into a life both frightening as hell, liberating beyond belief, and carnally as well as intimately exhilarating.

    Adrian Margaret Brune: Guiding Proud: LGBT Youth Program Deals with Stigma Unsolved by Rights

  • Speaking of sex tapes, here's diaper-wearing prostitute enthusiast David Vitter, whose every facial expression, to me, looks like one of a man both simultaneously deeply confused and carnally excited.

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • As he gradually explains, Edward has been avoiding and scorning Bella not because he loathes her but because he is so carnally attracted to her that he cannot trust himself to be around her for even a moment.

    What Girls Want

  • I want to show you how we so easily can be tricked and are carnally minded (in the flesh) when we read scripture, so much so that things that are hidden we miss … …

    The Carnal Mind | Disinformation

  • “On the grounds of your close and—and forbidden degree of affinity to—to another woman known carnally by the king.”

    The Tudors: King Takes Queen

  • (Rom 8: 6 KJV) For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

    Must Watch: Bill Maher's Religulous Trailer! « FirstShowing.net

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