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 for worldly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Worldly \World"ly\, adv.
     With relation to this life; in a worldly manner.
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           Subverting worldly strong and worldly wise
           By simply meek.                          --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Worldly \World"ly\, a. [AS. woroldlic.]
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     1. Relating to the world; human; common; as, worldly maxims;
        worldly actions. "I thus neglecting worldly ends." --Shak.
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              Many years it hath continued, standing by no other
              worldly mean but that one only hand which erected
              it.                                   --Hooker.
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     2. Pertaining to this world or life, in contradistinction
        from the life to come; secular; temporal; devoted to this
        life and its enjoyments; bent on gain; as, worldly
        pleasures, affections, honor, lusts, men.
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              With his soul fled all my worldly solace. --Shak.
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     3. Lay, as opposed to clerical. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as
             opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and
             advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church" [syn:
             worldly, secular, temporal] [ant: unworldly]
      2: very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in
         the ways of the world; "the blase traveler refers to the
         ocean he has crossed as `the pond'"; "the benefits of his
         worldly wisdom" [syn: blase, worldly]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "worldly":
     Philistine, banausic, blase, bodily, carnal, carnal-minded,
     corporal, corporeal, cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, disenchanted,
     disillusioned, down-to-earth, earthly, earthy, experienced,
     fleshly, hardheaded, hylic, knowing, material, materialistic,
     materiate, matter-of-fact, mature, matured, mondaine, mundane,
     nonsacred, nonspiritual, not born yesterday, old, physical,
     positivistic, practical, practical-minded, practiced, pragmatic,
     profane, rational, realist, realistic, reasonable, reprobate, ripe,
     ripened, sagacious, sane, scientific, scientistic, seasoned,
     secular, sensible, sensual, sober-minded, somatic, sophisticate,
     sophisticated, sound, sound-thinking, straight-thinking,
     substantial, tellurian, telluric, temporal, terrene, terrestrial,
     tried, tried and true, unblessed, unhallowed, unholy, unideal,
     unidealistic, unregenerate, unromantic, unsacred, unsanctified,
     unsentimental, unspiritual, veteran, world-wise, worldly-wise

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