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worldly-minded

[wurld-lee-mahyn-did] /ˈwɜrld liˈmaɪn dɪd/
adjective
1.
having or showing devotion to the affairs and interests of this world.
Origin of worldly-minded
1595-1605
1595-1605
Related forms
worldly-mindedness, noun
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  • But I'm selfish and worldly-minded, like my neighbours in Christendom.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • Then why is that worldly-minded Debby talking about dressing for dinner?

  • But Elizabeth was a worldly-minded woman, impatient of theological disputes.

    From Chaucer to Tennyson Henry A. Beers
  • From that time all, even the worldly-minded and the sinners, clung to their God.

  • He was far too much of a student and worker to be altogether so worldly-minded as Browning represents him.

    Browning's England Helen Archibald Clarke
  • His appointment is one which even a worldly-minded man might covet.

    An Australian in China George Ernest Morrison
  • Alas, the counsel of worldly-minded Christians does far more harm than that of the openly wicked.

    A Ribband of Blue J. Hudson Taylor
  • You are worldly-minded even in your rigorousness, my poor boy.

    The Forty-Five Guardsmen Alexandre Dumas
  • But since then she had seen life through the eyes of a worldly-minded old husband, and it had made a difference.

    The Gay Cockade Temple Bailey
  • The worldly-minded father was, at any rate, safe, and was prepared to invest handsomely in a titled son-in-law.

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