worldly possession

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Noun1.worldly possession - a commodity or good associated with the earthly, rather than the spiritual, existence of human beings
commodity, trade good, good - articles of commerce
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Of course, we both applauded our mother's resolution; Mary cleared away the breakfast things; I brought the desk; the letter was quickly written and despatched; and, from that day, we heard no more of our grandfather, till we saw his death announced in the newspaper a considerable time after--all his worldly possessions, of course, being left to our wealthy unknown cousins.
Nobody was visible in the elevated road which skirted the ascent save the lad whom they had sent on before them, sitting on the handle of the barrow that contained all Tess's worldly possessions.
"And I need not tell you, my dear Lady Southdown," Pitt continued, in a low voice, and without heeding the interruption, "how fatal a little want of gentleness and caution may be to any hopes which we may entertain with regard to the worldly possessions of my aunt.
Of all my worldly possessions I took no more than the few necessaries that filled the bag.
"That may be; but you know how it was decided for Casimir Perier as to age; and as to worldly possessions, des Lupeaulx does possess something,--not much, it is true, but the law does not take into account increase, which he may very well obtain; commissions have wide margins for the deputies of the Centre, you know, and we cannot openly oppose the good-will that is shown to this dear friend."
Copperfield, that I am not altogether destitute of worldly possessions, and that my daughter is my nearest and dearest relative?'
They de- parted, carrying all my worldly possessions (except a little money I had in my pocket) slung from a long pole.
He told them that no worldly possession competed with the education.
Aware of the risks they face every day, thousands of refugees or migrants from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Syria, and Iraq venture, some with the shirt on their back as their only worldly possession, to uncertain regions outside their homes.
The Prophet of Islam and his devoted band of followers had patiently endured untold hardship, tyranny and oppression for 13 years and ultimately had to abandon their hearths and homes, sacrificing whatever worldly possession they had.
"Often children are the only worldly possession the parents have and stark poverty pushes them to sell their girl child for as low as Rs500," said Runa Sen, who runs a charitable organisation near the India-Bangladesh border.
Designed to make packing easier and less stressful and to eliminate risk of damage in transit, PacknMove's range offers something for every worldly possession you have - from varying sizes of boxes for typical household items to sofa dust covers and fabric furniture blankets.