Definition of Earthly concern

1. Noun. The concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife. "They consider the church to be independent of the world"

Exact synonyms: Earth, World, Worldly Concern
Generic synonyms: Concern
Derivative terms: Worldly



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Earthly Concern

earthinesses
earthing
earthless
earthlier
earthlies
earthliest
earthlight
earthlights
earthlike
earthliness
earthlinesses
earthling
earthlings
earthlit
earthly
earthly concern (current term)
earthmad
earthman
earthmen
earthmover
earthmovers
earthmoving
earthmovings
earthnut
earthnut pea
earthnuts
earthpea
earthpeas
earthpig
earthquake

Literary usage of Earthly concern

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1. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1829)
"... of circumstances, and seemed as independent of what is merely earthly, and of earthly concern, as that of the tenants of the air, and of the forest. ..."

2. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic (1900)
"... before their clearly expressed desire for him had been so monstrously ignored. But now what became of him was no earthly concern of theirs. ..."

3. A Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States: Containing a by Joseph Story (1847)
"And surely nothing of mere earthly concern is more worthy of the profound reflection of wise and good" men, than to erect structures of government, ..."

4. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1899)
"... a three-hundred horse-power interest in things in which they have no earthly concern.. What particularly rouses them is the heroine's love affairs. ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1885)
"... this letter,' says Baldwin, 'was to depre-- me to such a degree as to bereave nie of my strength, and of every faculty to attend to any earthly concern. ..."

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