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  • noun Plural form of worldliness.

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Examples

  • It delighted her to draw out his worldlinesses, and to make the old habitue of clubs and drawing-rooms tell his twaddling tales about great folks, and expound his views of morals.

    The History of Pendennis

  • ” For if Mr. Lockhart is fairly chargeable with any radical defect, if on any side his insight entirely fails him, it seems even to be in this: that Scott is altogether lovely to him; that Scott’s greatness spreads out for him on all hands beyond reach of eye; that his very faults become beautiful, his vulgar worldlinesses are solid prudences, proprieties; and of his worth there is no measure.

    Paras. 1-24

  • She has her little worldlinesses and unrealities of manner, but she is truth and loyalty itself.

    Indian Summer

  • For such as he are weak as well as strong; weak in the absence of the innumerable little sympathies and worldlinesses which make life delightful, and but too apt to despise and tread upon those gentle flowers which are as really here as the sun and the stars, and are nearer to us.

    The Revolution in Tanner's Lane

  • We dishonour the indwelling Deity when into that same heart we allow to come lusts, foulnesses, meannesses, worldlinesses, passions, sins, and all the crew of reptiles and wild beasts that we sometimes admit there.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians; Epistles of St. Peter and St. John

  • It delighted her to draw out his worldlinesses, and to make the old habitue of clubs and drawing-rooms tell his twaddling tales about great folks, and expound his views of morals.

    The History of Pendennis

  • It delighted her to draw out his worldlinesses, and to make the old habitue of clubs and drawing-rooms tell his twaddling tales about great folks, and expound his views of morals.

    The History of Pendennis, Volume 2 His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy

  • A thousand inconceivably petty worldlinesses weighed with me in that crisis.”

    The Door in the Wall, and other stories

  • A thousand inconceivably petty worldlinesses weighed with me in that crisis. "

    The Door in the Wall, and Other Stories

  • A thousand inconceivably petty worldlinesses weighed with me in that crisis. "

    The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories

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