• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Carnalism The state of being carnal; carnality; sensualism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n carnalism Carnality; the indulgence of carnal appetites.
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  • Samuel Butler
    “For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.”


In literature:

We are merging away from carnal to gelatinous substance, and here there is an abundance of instances or reports of instances.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
This has been a physical and carnal pleasure.
"Pipefuls" by Christopher Morley
The Lord wished to rouse thee from thy state of carnal security, and therefore directed your eyes to that fearful passage.
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Borrow
It is Jessie he misses; madly loving her in his course carnal fashion.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
It is a carnal ambition, not a holy service.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
The Lord wished to rouse thee from thy state of carnal security, and therefore directed your eyes to that fearful passage.
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
The carnal man never dies in us, nor the carnal woman, either, for that matter.
"A Circuit Rider's Wife" by Corra Harris
The good woman realizes that its first purpose is not mere carnal pleasure.
"Sex" by Henry Stanton
Marriage is not carnal only, made for selfish delight.
"Romola" by George Eliot
For she too had been a carnal sinner; she too had reached the Saviour from afar.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans

In poetry:

Now I forbid my carnal hope,
My fond desires recall;
I give my mortal interest up,
And make my God my all.
"Psalm 39 part 2" by Isaac Watts
"I tell thee, child, the Lord hath set
Before us good and ill,
And woe to all whose carnal loves
Oppose His righteous will.
"The Witch of Wenham" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Q. Mayn't some from hence take latitude
And room their lusts to please?
If Christ do all, then very good,
Let us take carnal ease.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. I." by Ralph Erskine
Were such my hapless carnal lot,
I too might evanescent bliss
Embrace, fierce-fancied, fast forgot,
Then leave for some fresh loveliness.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Nor fools, by carnal men esteemed,
Shall err therein; but they redeemed
In Jesus’ blood, shall show their right
To travel there, till Heaven’s in sight.
"Jesus, my all, to heaven is gone," by John Cennick
How much soe'er we strive, the flesh to please,
We shall at last receive no greater gains
From carnal pleasures, indolence, and ease,
Than a short life, and everlasting pains.
"Advice To Serve God" by Rees Prichard

In news:

David Walton Explores New Girl's "More Carnal Urges".
Iggy Pop Isn't Ready to Give Up the Carnal Life.
But have you ever considered that you are also in a spiritual war against your own carnal lusts.
COMMENTARY MTV's 'Real World' turns into 'The Carnal Camera Show'.
But only at Peso 's are those people so unabashedly upfront about their carnal desires.
But any reason is a good reason to revisit my story about SugarDaddy .com, in which I name-check SeekingArrangement, and go on some "dates" with dudes shopping for carnal treasure online.
Elizabeth Cook's 'Welder' is wholesomely carnal.
For that Sunday morning carnal craving, the smoky bacon Bloody Mary (bacon-infused gin, fresh tomato juice, a bacon slice for garnish) at Fig at the Fairmont Hotel definitely has the meat advantage.
More than anything for me, I think the metaphor of God or Christ's love for the church and more carnal love between two people is something that even non-religious folks can identify with.
Your character, Blair, is very carnal and knowing for an 18-year-old.
Twin Shadow's music casts a dark, carnal pop persona .
And as much as I can appreciate a man who knows his sashimi, the more carnal, female side of me wants to see him tuck into a heaping plate of meat and potatoes .
For an "Austin City Limits" taping, Light writes, Cohen sang it with a different combination of lyrics that made the song more carnal and bitter.
With a backdrop of 18th century Denmark, an unorthodox relationship triangle forms around an oblivious King Christian VII, but it's driven by an ardor more philosophical than carnal.
Hemmed in by his own handicap and mental hang-ups, but immersed in carnal thought, he seeks out a sex therapist, who recommends him to a sex surrogate, Cheryl (Helen Hunt).