[ UK /flˈɛʃli/ ]
  1. marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    carnal knowledge
    a sensual delight in eating
    music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
    fleshly desire
    animal instincts
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How To Use fleshly In A Sentence

  • These subjects come together for us when we discuss the representation of embodiment that insists both on the fleshly materiality of the body, and the ubiquity of unconscious fantasy that underpins being-in-the-body.
  • Early Christians often denigrated traditional Jewish sacrificial ritual as inadequate and "fleshly" rather than spiritual, and argued that Jesus 'death had superseded it. The Betrayer's Gospel
  • In addition, marriage clearly promotes the bearing of children, which implies bringing new spiritual beings under the domination of fleshly bodies and so helping the cause of evil.
  • Like the morning glory of a meat minaret from which the muezzin sings out the call to ... well, a more fleshly form of reverence than prayer. Outer Alliance Pride Day
  • In his occasional indulgence in what he called a fleshly frailty, (and for which he said he had a privilege,) which was in truth an attachment to strong liquors, and that in no moderate degree, his language, at other times remarkably decorous and reserved, became wild and animated. Woodstock
  • The sacred and unfleshly calling of a bishop threw a protecting mantle over the modest shoulders of his wife and daughters; and these did not go unclad. King John of Jingalo The Story of a Monarch in Difficulties
  • I don't know if you can call the fleshly lusts divine," replied the thinner, looking into the eyes of the writer of the songs. Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works
  • Materiality is pure terror for which the only consolation is materiality itself, in its more benign aspects of color and contour and fleshly pleasure.
  • I could argue that if you had a sufficient outlet for expressing your true selves in your fleshly, corporeal lives, then your blogs would be redundant.
  • It is not ideology, it is incarnation and when it infects our lives we too become incarnated, real, fleshly, vulnerable, and strangely free.
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