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bodily

[bod-l-ee] /ˈbɒd l i/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the body.
2.
corporeal or material, as contrasted with spiritual or mental.
adverb
3.
as a physical entity; as a complete physical unit:
The tornado picked him up bodily and threw him against the wall.
4.
in person:
You have to appear bodily at the box office in order to have your reservation confirmed.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English bodylich. See body, -ly
Related forms
nonbodily, adjective
Synonyms
2. See physical.
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  • The thing that stopped his bodily movement was the vertical structure of that split rail fence impacting his armpit.
  • Every few weeks, my jeans start to take on my bodily aroma.
  • Biologists don't know of any squid bodily functions that would be affected by an earthquake.
  • Oddly, humans are unique among primates for our near-total bodily hairlessness.
  • The key is in the possibility of actual bodily harm.
  • He is afraid of everything, and will do anything regardless of bodily injury to himself or us to get away.
  • People share here, but they share betrayals and bodily fluids as if they were viral strains.
  • As with any humor book, bodily functions make their due appearance.
  • bodily health excepted, he had all the qualifications of a traveler.
  • But decline is always more fascinating than success, especially the bodily decline of sport.
British Dictionary definitions for bodily

bodily

/ˈbɒdɪlɪ/
adjective
1.
relating to or being a part of the human body
adverb
2.
by taking hold of the body: he threw him bodily from the platform
3.
in person; in the flesh
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Word Origin and History for bodily
adj.

c.1300, "pertaining to the body;" also opposed to "spiritual;" from body + -ly (1). As an adverb (with -ly (2)) from late 14c.

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