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"
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Literary usage of Earthly concern
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."