worldly good

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n worldly good a commodity or good associated with the earthly, rather than the spiritual, existence of human beings
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Quotations

  • William Saroyan
    William Saroyan
    “Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good someone else.”
  • Mohammed
    Mohammed
    “Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind.”
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas%20Paine
    “My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”
  • Colley Cibber
    Colley Cibber
    “You know, one had as good be out of the world, as out of the fashion.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
    Edward%20G.%20Bulwer-Lytton
    “A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The world moves, and ideas that were good once are not always good.”

Usage

In literature:

It is not a world where wishes, even good wishes, are fulfilled without effort.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
The world is indebted to woman for all that is good and great.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
Yet I can't help wishing that it were possible to keep some of my worldly goods always.
"Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches" by Sarah Orne Jewett
My Phelim will have one half o' my worldly goods, at all evints.
"Phelim O'toole's Courtship and Other Stories Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
After breakfast, Smith yoked up his team, and moved our tent and worldly goods to the new house which we had purchased the day before.
"The Gold Hunter's Adventures" by William H. Thomes
Do you think I shall ever find any one so good and kind in this world again?
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
The Saviour hung upon the cross, suffering and sad, while the world was veiled with darkness and all good creatures mourned.
"The Curious Book of Birds" by Abbie Farwell Brown
I saw many youths, born to rich inheritance, carrying in a handkerchief all their worldly goods.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
It is not they who are moving the world forward to the clear sun-rising of the good day that must shine.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Many and many years ago lived a man who was so good and wise that none in all the world was so good and wise as he.
"A Cynic Looks at Life" by Ambrose Bierce
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In poetry:

Good Morning! What's that?
Will I show you round t'Towcr, Sir?
You're from Yorkshire, Sir?
Ba goom! The world's small.
"The Beefeater" by Weston and Lee
Is it living thus to live?
Has life nothing more to give?
Ah, no more of smile or sigh--
Life, the world, and love, good-bye.
"The Monk's Walk" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
“A kiss from lips that love not me,
A good-night somewhat kind;
A narrow house to share with thee
When we leave the world behind.”
"Love's Reward" by William Morris
They killed good Abr'am Lincoln,
The cause for which he died
Still moves the world, still cheers men's hearts,
With men he still abides.
"Maceo—Cuba's Liberator" by Frank Barbour Coffin
"Just like dear, good little children,
Let's try to obedient stay,
Of the sins and strifes of this world,
And we'll hear what angels say."
"The Time Of The Singing Of Birds Is Come.” Solomon's Song, 2:12." by Frank Barbour Coffin
So 'tis with the good the world's given,—
Its brightest of dreams will decay ;
But the hope that is fixed in heaven
Can never be faded away.
"The last time I stood" by Mary Anne Browne

In news:

3D printers are changing the world, for good and ill.
Like most of the pop world, we're still coming to terms with the fact that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's relationship might be over for good.
Jean Spisak passed away last month and something good left this world with her.
There's good news and bad news for Boy Meets World fans.
Good wine is a celebrated perk in a wine blogger's world.
After a couple of good seasons driving for Richard Childress Racing in the Camping World Truck Series, Joey Coulter is moving to Kyle Busch Motorsports next season.
Israel makes surprisingly little effort to put forward a good image in the world.
That world, unlike the one in which I live, believes a perfume by Pizza Hut is a good idea.
Millions more are central to the goods and services the developed world enjoys.
Bill Murray gives a lightweight but good performance as the World War II-era president in 'Hyde Park on Hudson.'.
The short break appeared to do him a world of good Thursday in the Bridgestone Invitational.
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The evidence from countries all over the world shows that widening gaps in income threaten all of the things that make for a good community.
Mark Franzen with Geek World stops by with tons of fun stuff that's sure to entertain any East Texan who loves to have a ghoulishly good time.
NORMAN — There's good news and bad news in the science world this week.
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In science:

Furthermore the e+ e− results for αs are in good agreement with the world average.
Event shapes in e+e- annihilation and deep inelastic scattering
There is also good agreement with the results for the mean values, fig. 3, except marginally for DIS αs results, which for distributions are in better accord with the world average.
Event shapes in e+e- annihilation and deep inelastic scattering
It is found to be in good agreement with the world average (see Fig. 3a), which does not include any of these determinations.
Summary of alphas determinations at ZEUS
The results for jets at HERA, summarised in figure 3, are competitive with those from e+ e− data 6 and are in good agreement with different world averages 6,7 .
Jet physics and strong coupling at HERA
This means more bugs that we find in our programs, more cost we save; this is what happens in real world. – Number of statements, is not a good metric for software complexity because adding extra statement hardly makes the code more complex.
A Factorial Experiment on Scalability of Search Based Software Testing
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