fleshly


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flesh·ly

 (flĕsh′lē)
adj. flesh·li·er, flesh·li·est
1. Of or relating to the body; corporeal. See Synonyms at bodily.
2. Of, relating to, or inclined to bodily and especially sexual pleasure; sensual.

flesh′li·ness n.

fleshly

(ˈflɛʃlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. relating to the body, esp its sensual nature; carnal: fleshly desire.
2. (Theology) worldly as opposed to spiritual
3. fleshy; fat
ˈfleshliness n

flesh•ly

(ˈflɛʃ li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
1. of or pertaining to the flesh or body; corporeal.
2. carnal; sensual: fleshly pleasures.
3. worldly, rather than spiritual.
4. fleshy.
[before 900]
flesh′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fleshly - marked by the appetites and passions of the body; "animal instincts"; "carnal knowledge"; "fleshly desire"; "a sensual delight in eating"; "music is the only sensual pleasure without vice"
physical - involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit; "physical exercise"; "physical suffering"; "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance"

fleshly

adjective
1. Of or relating to the human body:
2. Relating to the desires and appetites of the body:
Translations
aistillinenlihallinenruumiillinen

fleshly

[ˈfleʃlɪ] ADJ (frm) [lusts, desires] → carnal, de la carne

fleshly

adj (+er)
(= corporeal)fleischlich, leiblich
(fig: = sensual) pleasures, sinfleischlich (fig), → sinnlich
(= worldly)irdisch, menschlich

fleshly

[ˈflɛʃlɪ] adjsensuale
References in classic literature ?
Certainly, however, thou art averse to fleshly joys, and thou lovest honey.
Of course there is the expression of an official in Pilate and of pity in Christ, seeing that one is the incarnation of the fleshly and the other of the spiritual life.
To be sure, in cold weather you may carry your house aloft with you, in the shape of a watch-coat; but properly speaking the thickest watch-coat is no more of a house than the unclad body; for as the soul is glued inside of its fleshly tabernacle, and cannot freely move about in it, nor even move out of it, without running great risk of perishing (like an ignorant pilgrim crossing the snowy Alps in winter); so a watch-coat is not so much of a house as it is a mere envelope, or additional skin encasing you.
The doctor was there for the reason that in all such crowds there were many people who only imagined something was the matter with them, and many who were consciously sound but wanted the immortal honor of fleshly contact with a king, and yet others who pretended to illness in order to get the piece of coin that went with the touch.
Yes, and deems, and is bound to deem, himself honoured by the lot, and aspires but after the day when the cross of separation from fleshly ties shall be laid on his shoulders, and when the Head of that church-militant of whose humblest members he is one, shall give the word, 'Rise, follow Me
And there was revived in her the wretched sentiment which had often come to her before, that in inhabiting the fleshly tabernacle with which Nature had endowed her she was somehow doing wrong.
To whom our Saviour answered thus, unmoved:-- "Much ostentation vain of fleshly arm And fragile arms, much instrument of war, Long in preparing, soon to nothing brought, Before mine eyes thou hast set, and in my ear Vented much policy, and projects deep Of enemies, of aids, battles, and leagues, Plausible to the world, to me worth naught.
Owing, however, to a somewhat massive accumulation of animal substance about the lower region of his face, the look was, perhaps, unctuous rather than spiritual, and had, so to speak, a kind of fleshly effulgence, not altogether so satisfactory as he doubtless intended it to be.
It was certainly a fact that the large lamp which illuminated the staircase now burned dim and duskily: so that several figures, which passed hastily down the stairs and went forth from the porch, appeared rather like shadows than persons of fleshly substance.
Bob Sawyer, with a view of rousing his friend to a sense of his situation, inflicted a startling pinch upon the fleshly part of his arm, which caused him to jump up with a shriek.
In the first place, because I can reason that I am one, and secondly, because for a month past I have been troubling benevolent Providence, calling it to witness that not for my own fleshly lusts did I undertake it, but with a grand and noble object-- ha-ha
Who could say where the fleshly impulse ceased, or the psychical impulse began?