[ UK /ˈɜːθli/ ]
[ US /ˈɝθɫi/ ]
  1. of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven
    believed that our earthly life is all that matters
    earthly beings
    earthly love
    our earthly home
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How To Use earthly In A Sentence

  • His Eminence Don Pelasio de Labastida, an eighteenth century bishop of Mexico City set a scandalous example of such indulgence in earthly pleasures. To the charreada with stars in her eyes
  • The job involved getting up at some unearthly hour to catch the first train.
  • Good luck to him: but there is no earthly reason why BBC radio should timidly do the same, and debauch one of our greatest programmes in the process.
  • The oblique rays of the sun on the orchards create this typical landscape that traditional iconography would associate with an earthly paradise.
  • This horse was so fleet, and its rider so expert, that they are said to have outstripped and coted, or turned, a hare upon the Bran-Law, near the head of Moffat Water, where the descent is so precipitous, that no merely earthly horse could keep its feet, or merely mortal rider could keep the saddle. Old Mortality, Complete
  • The early European navigators arriving in South America, believed they had reached the Earthly Paradise.
  • A cat less agile than the rest of his species had been known to entangle himself in the little swing window, and to hang there all the night, sending forth unearthly caterwaulings, to the unspeakable terror of Miss Wendover's guest, unfamiliar with the mechanism of the room, and wondering what breed of Hampshire demon or afrit was thus making night hideous. The Golden Calf
  • Were it not so we would be the only Utopia on the globe -- a mythical Earthly Paradise, or a buried sea-city of Atlantis whose only discord is the music of its silver bells. The Conquest of National Fear
  • Over the ruins of the castle rose an unearthly wind, carrying with it an inhuman wail.
  • These yield an unearthly effect, especially since the artist has draped his monogram, suspended from a garland, across the top of the picture.
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