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unworldly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unworldly not wise in the ways of the world "either too unsophisticated or too honest to promise more than he could deliver","this helplessly unworldly woman"- Kate O'Brien"
    • adj unworldly not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations "was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Unworldly Not worldly; spiritual; holy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unworldly Not worldly; not influenced by worldly or sordid motives; spiritual.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unworldly un-wurld′li above worldly or self-interested motives, spiritual
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Usage

In literature:

He was an elderly man, and extremely unworldly.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
You think him unpractical, unworldly.
"The Dark Forest" by Hugh Walpole
I always feel good and ideal and unworldly when I am near you.
"The Farringdons" by Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
It is the paradox of this time that only the unworldly things had any worldly success.
"A Short History of England" by G. K. Chesterton
Or why, if it aims to be unworldly, must it always overshoot its mark and be merely inhuman?
"Brother Copas" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
I am ashamed that for one moment I doubted your innocent, unworldly heart.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
It is an unworldly sleepy place, though its commerce in cheeses is enormous.
"The Automobilist Abroad" by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
Only a Penguinity like David's is subtle, a little unworldly, and, like most gracious gifts, fragile.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
What if she, Sylvia, were to go on past her own house, on up to the ridge, and appeal to that unworldly woman for succor?
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
She wondered; she could not place this fresh-cheeked, unworldly young man so far from his home.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
While he had delighted in her unworldly, childlike belief in people and things, in this instance he deeply regretted it.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
The Arabs call it "The Father of Terror," and it certainly has a weird and unworldly look.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
He was an unworldly sort of man, I believe.
"The Inglises" by Margaret Murray Robertson
The Arabs call it "The Father of Terror," and it certainly has a most weird, unworldly look.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
They cherish no illusions of an unworldly sort about it.
"Quaker Hill" by Warren H. Wilson
You see, I've known her from a child, and a more unworldly creature never breathed.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
I should have brought something alien into their unworldly life.
"Blake's Burden" by Harold Bindloss
A good man, we had agreed, must at any rate be honest, passionate, and unworldly.
"Monday or Tuesday" by Virginia Woolf
He is as unworldly as he is conventional.
"The Dominant Strain" by Anna Chapin Ray
She loved, and she was a woman, worldly-wise, but unworldly.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

He cherished, void of selfish ends,
The social courtesies that bless
And sweeten life, and loved his friends
With most unworldly tenderness.
"Sumner" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Through windless ways of the night my spirit followed after;
Cold and remote were they, and there, possessed
By a strange unworldly rest,
Awaiting thy still voice heard only starry laughter.
"Invocation" by Francis Brett Young
A true knight! Knowing neither worldly fear,
Nor yet reproach of her unworldly faith;
Fine eyes shall see, yet see not, on this page,
A man, who from a woman's heart of hearts
Could earn, and keep, the sacred name of Friend.
"An Etching" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In news:

Some their unworldly charm and class.
Maria's always been a little weird but now things have gotten unworldly altogether.
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