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1. Relating to the physical and especially sexual appetites: carnal desire.
2. Worldly or earthly; temporal: the carnal world.
3. Of or relating to the body or flesh; bodily: carnal remains.

[Middle English, from Old North French carnel, from Latin carnālis, from Latin carō, carn-, flesh; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

car·nal′i·ty (kär-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
car′nal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.carnally - in a carnal manner
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Dorothea accused herself of some meanness in this timidity: it was always odious to her to have any small fears or contrivances about her actions, but at this moment she was seeking the highest aid possible that she might not dread the corrosiveness of Celia's pretty carnally minded prose.
Barbara Lindemann, "'To Ravish and Carnally Know': Rape in 18th-Century Massachusetts," Signs (1984), 63-82.
The wicked Latin citation with which Faustus completes the bond, "Consummatum est," once again reveals his addiction to the literal text, which he grasps carnally and mocks, disregarding its biblical context.
for his own country and his carnally minded friends.
This idea is derived from a point made by Nahmanides to the effect that the word "for seed" is the biblical prohibition on adultery: "And you shall not lie carnally for seed with your neighbor's wife," (42) carries the implication that lineage confusion is an inherent element in the definition of the offense.
So what do we make of the condensed, ellipical comedy that results, in which Austen delights in making herself the carnally minded gossiper, the whiner, the depreciator, the lover of a grievance--and sometimes makes Cassandra one as well?
And then Maud said, "Our goddes forbode that you should have the power to know me carnally unless you will marry me.
Many of them were women, some of whom were known carnally to me.
He said: "I travelled and spent lots of time with people in Greece, many of whom were women, some of whom were known carnally to me.
The Article states that those "void of a lively faith, although they do carnally and visibly press with their teeth (as St.
97-3-65 (1974), which stated "(e)very person eighteen (18) years of age or older who shall be convicted of rape by carnally and unlawfully knowing a child under the age of fourteen (14) years, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to death or imprisonment for life.
if they have any sense of shame" to cease "worshiping God carnally in wood and stone.