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a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the body. See Synonyms at bodily.
b. Existing or manifesting in bodily form.
2. Of a material nature; tangible: corporeal property.

[From Latin corporeus, from corpus, corpor-, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]

cor·po′re·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē), cor·po′re·al·ness n.
cor·po′re·al·ly adv.
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Crupp, after holding divers conversations respecting Peggotty, in a very high-pitched voice, on the staircase - with some invisible Familiar it would appear, for corporeally speaking she was quite alone at those times - addressed a letter to me, developing her views.
Now what cozening fiend it was, gentlemen, that possessed Radney to meddle with such a man in that corporeally exasperated state, I know not; but so it happened.
Lara corporeally reinscribes the scene prior to Agustin's crime, when Edwina was mailing a soup, perhaps as an initiation rite both commemorative and preparatory to an internal voyage.
Nietzsche thinks corporeally to convey both the possibility of transfiguration and the weight of all that is poised against it.
189); the bundle contains the nature as corporeally manifest, sensually experienced, and ritually related during years of tradition.
While recent writing has wrestled with dance's immediate disappearance from the minds of viewers and the role of technological documentation in capturing it, Rosenberg instead addresses how dance fades corporeally: Bodies are imperfect archives, and movement inevitably shifts as it is transmitted from its maker to other dancers, acclimating to their differing anatomies.
Instead, these girl-"friends are more independent than interdependent, emotionally and corporeally distinct.
Levinas's Saying is, in fact, the speech act which exposes itself corporeally and sensibly to the Other, and is unable to refuse the Other's approach.
The cinematographic spectacle is seductive because of its spectacular display of exotic bodies--especially disabled ones--in order to corporeally affect spectators, who weep, shudder, or laugh, for example, in response to experiencing them cinematically.
While enthusiastic participants in, and spectators to, The Artist is Present hold it in for fear of missing out, does their interrogation of how Abramovic; can possibly be doing the same for seven straight hours, daily, and for seventy-eight days, not corporeally align Abramovic; with those observing her?
In The Cancer Journals and Zami: A New Spelling of My Name Lorde demonstrates her capacity to transcend identity ascriptions by first undermining identity and then signifying desire as situated corporeally. Gregory W.