Earthly - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɜːrθli|  American pronunciation of the word earthly
Brit.  |ˈəːθli|  British pronunciation of the word earthly

adjective

- of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven

earthly beings
believed that our earthly life is all that matters
earthly love
our earthly home

Examples

...a sermon against our obsession with earthly pursuits...

believed that our earthly life is all that matters

...the universal pipe dream that there exists somewhere an earthly Elysium where people live trouble-free lives...

the transitory nature of earthly pleasures

...not from earthly riches but from the milk of human kindness comes true beatitude...

It was of no earthly use to us.

I see no earthly reason why he shouldn't come.

...among some ancient peoples, solar eclipses were often seen as celestial bodings of earthly calamities...

Word forms

adjective
comparative: earthlier
superlative: earthliest
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