adjective, earth·li·er, earth·li·est.
SYNONYMS FOR earthly
Related formsearth·li·ness, nounsu·per·earth·ly, adjective
Can be confusedearthly earthy (see synonym study at the current entry)
Examples from the Web for 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|Tom Sykes|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
I never was one,” he insisted—“even on the basis of an earthly definition of a saint as a sinner who keeps trying.
But if a genius is a quasi-divine being, a certain exemption from earthly laws of conduct is only natural.
Allegiance was well enough; but there was a higher allegiance suddenly discovered which superseded all earthly considerations.Short Studies on Great Subjects|James Anthony Froude
He represented the earthly pomp and show of Christianity, wore the ceremonial vestments.When It Was Dark|Guy Thorne
There's not one in the town but will know before morning that you are the next thing to an earthly saint.Contemporary One-Act Plays|Sir James M. Barrie
What earthly good can there be in a principle upon which no man will act until he is all-wise?The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
And was the four-funnelled, twin-screwed Parana but a ghostly ship bearing a cargo of haunted souls into their earthly purgatory?The Wild Olive|Basil King