- of or relating to the earth, especially as opposed to heaven; worldly.
- possible or conceivable: an invention of no earthly use to anyone.
Origin of earthly
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Antonyms for earthly
Related Words for earthlyterrestrial, mundane, temporal, worldly, carnal, physical, corporeal, global, human, material, mortal, profane, secular, tellurian, telluric, terrene, alluvial, subastral, sublunary, terraqueous
Examples from the Web for earthly
Contemporary Examples of earthly
You are, for example, still subject to earthly gravity, and not in orbit.Sky Wars: Richard Branson’s Rival in the Great Space Race
October 7, 2014
He then slumped to the floor, to the amazement of his audience, having departed this plane of earthly existence.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More
September 29, 2014
Members of the cult offer body sacrifices and worship the bones of their dead ancestors to ward off earthly evil.Argentinian Teen Was Starved and Held Captive With a Canine For 9 Years
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 17, 2014
I never was one,” he insisted—“even on the basis of an earthly definition of a saint as a sinner who keeps trying.Mandela: The Miracle Maker
December 5, 2013
But if a genius is a quasi-divine being, a certain exemption from earthly laws of conduct is only natural.What is a Genius?
November 9, 2013
Historical Examples of earthly
When they do not disturb him with earthly medicines, he is quiet and happy.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Must all novels end with an earthly marriage, and nothing be left for heaven?Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
What sun of earthly joy could ever break through such clouds!
If he was not to be her earthly refuge in this trouble as in any other, she would none of him!
There's no people in the earthly world talks as fine as the Ulster people.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
- of or characteristic of the earth as opposed to heaven; material or materialistic; worldly
- (usually used with a negative) informal conceivable or possible; feasible (in such phrases as not an earthly (chance), etc)