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fleshly Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    carnal; sensual; animal.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

Flesh"ly adjective
AS. .
  1. Of or pertaining to the flesh; corporeal. "Fleshly bondage." Denham.
  2. Animal; notvegetable. Dryden.
  3. Human; not celestial; not spiritual or divine. "Fleshly wisdom." 2 Cor. i. 12.
    Much ostentation vain of fleshly arm And fragile arms. Milton.
  4. Carnal; wordly; lascivious.
    Abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. 1 Pet. ii. 11.
Flesh"ly adverb
  1. In a fleshly manner; carnally; lasciviously. Obs. Chaucer.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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