His earthliness places him not among those larger-than-life kind of heroes, but among the humble, quiet ones—a dervish hero.
Exultant hope, if tinged with earthliness, is crushed as the moth.
This earthliness is accentuated by the texture and colour of his skin.
Divine love bowered him in roses, and his pious resignation by its whiteness divested him of every trace of earthliness.
While you bemoan our earthliness, you may not be the one saint among us.
Though His words were meant for earth, for human ears and for human hearts, there was no earthliness about them.
Life is but sorrow mingled with earthliness; but better and higher than Swinburne's thought is Wordsworth's teaching.
For the young spirit of the early times the temptation to earthliness was overwhelming.
"I doubt whether their dust will mingle," remarked the old sculptor to me; for often there was an earthliness in his conceptions.
They may force the death of many, perhaps most of their earthliness; but somewhere there is that with which they will not part.