worldly-minded love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a worldly mind; devoted to temporal pleasures and concerns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Devoted to worldly interests; mindful of the affairs of the present life, and forgetful of those of the future; loving and pursuing this world's goods, to the exclusion of piety and attention to spiritual concerns.

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

  • adjective marked by materialism

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Examples

  • A worldly-minded, unspiritual church, when she crosses the ocean to give her witness to peoples of other tongues and other cultures, is sure to bring forth on other shores a Christianity much like her own.

    Tozer, a true and poetical meditation « Unknowing

  • Please God, save us from such worldly-minded pastors!

    "I worked under Cardinal Bernardin and he taught me how to collaborate..."

  • The worldly-minded, who failed to use their wealth and talents in the service of God,*

    For those in purgatory

  • The worldly-minded, who failed to use their wealth and talents in the service of God,*

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Sir William, still more worldly-minded than he was timid, was reduced to despair by the loss by which he was threatened.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • To these professed atheists, we may well add that impious and carnal crew of worldly-minded men, impenitent sinners, that go to hell in a lethargy, or in a dream; who though they be professed

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • It was our poor, sinful, worldly-minded brother here present who was wrestled for.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

  • Now, my fellow-sinners, to show you the difference betwixt worldly - mindedness and unworldly-mindedness, betwixt kingdoms not of this world and kingdoms OF this world, here was a letter wrote by even our worldly-minded brother unto Brother Hawkyard.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

  • Now, my fellow-sinners, to show you the difference betwixt worldly - mindedness and unworldly-mindedness, betwixt kingdoms not of this world and kingdoms OF this world, here was a letter wrote by even our worldly-minded brother unto Brother Hawkyard.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

  • It was our poor, sinful, worldly-minded brother here present who was wrestled for.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

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