In 1927, the FBI defined rape as “the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.”
Forgotten is the carnal fact that the Baghdad government said “Get out!”
But, at least in this work, Kadare lacks Kundera's ability to show the links between our carnal and our philosophical selves.
But the connections between musicians extend beyond just the carnal.
As middle-class women became more careerist, this phantom vamp used her carnal savvy to “sleep her way to the top.”
The sheets did little to muffle the carnal soundtrack emanating from inside.
This will dramatically reduce your chances of being blackmailed or otherwise exposed by your carnal co-conspirator.
Coltrane, an authentically spiritual man, but not innocent of carnal imperatives.
The technique worked so well—even curing his impotence—that Georgie used it to her carnal advantage for years.
c.1400, "physical, human, mortal," from Old French carnal and directly from Medieval Latin carnalis "natural, of the same blood," from Latin carnis "of the flesh," genitive of caro "flesh, meat" (see carnage). Meaning "sensual" is from early 15c.; that of "worldly, sinful" is from mid-15c. Carnal knowledge is attested from early 15c. and was in legal use by 1680s.
Unconverted men are so called (1 Cor. 3:3). They are represented as of a "carnal mind, which is enmity against God" (Rom. 8:6, 7). Enjoyments that minister to the wants and desires of man's animal nature are so called (Rom. 15:27; 1 Cor. 9:11). The ceremonial of the Mosaic law is spoken of as "carnal," because it related to things outward, the bodies of men and of animals, and the purification of the flesh (Heb. 7:16; 9:10). The weapons of Christian warfare are "not carnal", that is, they are not of man's device, nor are wielded by human power (2 Cor. 10:4).