adjective, earth·li·er, earth·li·est.
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Allegiance was well enough; but there was a higher allegiance suddenly discovered which superseded all earthly considerations.Short Studies on Great Subjects|James Anthony Froude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