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Worldly-minded   /wˈərldli-mˈaɪndəd/   Listen
Worldly-minded

adjective
1.
Marked by materialism.  Synonyms: materialistic, mercenary.






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"Worldly-minded" Quotes from Famous Books



... not the first time that Helen had pondered over these things, since, being neither learned nor poetical, worldly-minded nor selfish, in her silent hours her mind generally wandered to the practical concerns of other people, and especially of ...
— A Noble Life • Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

... in their company. Worldly, plotting minds cannot understand the spiritual and the holy; sinful souls are out of harmony with the virtuous; the children of darkness cannot find peace with the children of light. And not only is there a lack of sympathy in the worldly-minded for the men and women who are led of God, but there is often positive hatred for them—a hatred which spends itself in actual, persistent persecution. To be devout, to refrain from sinful words and sinful deeds, to shun the vain and dangerous amusements of worldlings, to attend much to prayer and ...
— The Shepherd Of My Soul • Rev. Charles J. Callan

... very clever and ambitious girl, and with a mother's guiding hand removed she became impatient under the restraints which her stern old father, Don Alphonso, placed upon her. At sixteen she was an impetuous, worldly-minded, and very vain though very dignified young lady. Then her father, fearful as to her future, sent her to a convent, with orders that she should be kept ...
— Historic Girls • E. S. Brooks



Words linked to "Worldly-minded" :   materialistic, worldly, mercenary, temporal, secular



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