- car·nal·i·ty [kahr-nal-i-tee], /ˌkɑrˈnæl ɪ ti/, car·nal·ness, car·nal·ism, noun
- car·nal·ly, adverb
- hy·per·car·nal, adjective
- hy·per·car·nal·ly, adverb
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How to use carnal in a sentence
Despite this, some have had a deep impact on me, to the point that we consider ourselves “brothers” or “carnal,” as Central Americans call their brothers.
The heterosexuality of some who have been confined in a prison for many years, surrounded by only testosterone, can succumb to the carnal desires of whoever is able to satisfy them.
Several comrades have succumbed to their most carnal desires and have found in Britany the ideal solution to alleviate forced celibacy.
The trendily spruced-up Meatpacking District, notorious once upon a time as a carnal marketplace, beckons the theater world with director Moisés Kaufman’s thematically resonant if erratic production of “Seven Deadly Sins.”
Birkin whisper-sings with carnal reverie and eventually breaks out into orgasmic moans.Jane Birkin is back with a new album, but her presence is everlasting | Jeff Weiss | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
With all due respect to his athletic skill, Gronkowski is not high on the list of NFL players that elicit carnal thoughts.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits | Emily Shire | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
What if an affair is a process of positive self-discovery rather than selfish carnal impulses?
That play eventually became the movie carnal Knowledge, directed by Mike Nichols.
Her stories memorably show carnal relations as a means to a vicious end.
More so, in fact, than any number of salacious carnal details.
Charges of unlawful carnal knowledge or indecent assault arise, for the most part, from complaints made by females.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents | Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
If you examine them about spiritual matters, you will find them merely carnal.
I prayed that the many evils I felt within might be done away, and that I might be weaned from my former carnal acquaintances.
And the sly carnal wisdom of the advice, no less than the charity which made it practicable, left a good taste in the mouth.Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front | E. W. Hornung
David groaned to find that such carnal motives could have influence upon the mind of a powerful preacher.The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Volume 2, Illustrated | Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for carnal
relating to the appetites and passions of the body; sensual; fleshly
- carnalist, noun
- carnality, noun
- carnally, adverb
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