carnality

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carnality feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Carnality The state of being carnal; fleshly lust, or the indulgence of lust; grossness of mind. "Because of the carnality of their hearts."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n carnality The state of being carnal; fleshliness; fleshly lusts or desires, or the indulgence of them; sensuality; want of spirituality.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Carnality state of being carnal
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Quotations

  • Samuel Butler
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    “For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. carnalitas,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. carnaliscaro, carnis, flesh.

Usage

In literature:

And God was with them as they took up their weapons (not carnal but spiritual) in this glorious warfare.
"Among the Sioux" by R. J. Creswell
His kingdom was not of this world, and therefore it was intensely distasteful to the carnal Jews of that day.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
That carnal desires may be satisfied lawfully in wedlock only.
"The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
Leave all sorts of carnal fighting to us.
"Hunted and Harried" by R.M. Ballantyne
The law could not alter this; it had no creative power to make the carnal spiritual.
"The Life of St. Paul" by James Stalker
The act performed without such aim in view is stigmatized by them as carnal lust, as a sin.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
There is no peace in the heart of the carnal man nor in him that is all given to outward things; but in the fervent, spiritual man is peace.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6" by Charles H. Sylvester
They are spoken in a divine manner, but we construe them in a human and carnal manner.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
The others were too busy on carnal appetites to feel the touch of a sentiment wrung from me by a moment's illusion.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
Cranmer was ever the friend of Anne Boleyn, but it was dangerous to oppose the will of the carnal tyrannical monarch.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
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In poetry:

True faith that's of a divine brood,
Consults not with base flesh and blood;
But carnal sense which ever errs,
With carnal reason still confers.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
Take heed, lest thou shou'dst eat too much,
I wou'd not have thee dainties touch;
For dainties, eaten to excess,
Will make the carnal part transgress.
"Advice Concerning Eating And Drinking" by Rees Prichard
Give me assistance bravely to engage
With all the enemies that hem me in,
With ev'ry carnal lust, and Satan's rage,
The world's deceits, and ev'ry deadly sin —
"Another, On The Same Subject" by Rees Prichard
Fair lady, lay your costly robes aside,
No longer may you glory in your pride;
Take leave of all your carnal vain delight,
I'm come to summon you away this night!
"The Messenger Of Mortality. or Life And Death Contrasted In A Dialogue Betwixt Death And A Lady" by Anonymous British
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
Q. What is that inward, spiritual grace,
Which cannot by the carnal eye be seen,
Whereby God shows to all his chosen race,
That they are wash'd from their offences clean?
"The Lord's Prayer" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Some were fanatical prudes, while one was dubbed "the Pied Piper of carnality.".
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.
Colourmusic, Stillwater's critically acclaimed rock band on the rise, explores carnal knowledge on 'My.
COMMENTARY MTV's 'Real World' turns into 'The Carnal Camera Show'.
LAFAYETTE, LA — A 20 year old man has been arrested for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Deputies have arrested and charged Ronny Odell of Lafayette charging him with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner share a moment of carnal potential.
But only at Peso 's are those people so unabashedly upfront about their carnal desires.
In this episode, a smirking , almost laughing Mr Friedman plugs The Nation 's new "Carnal Knowledge" sex and politics column ("Get it.
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.
Ella's Restaurant in the Historic Inn at Carnall Hall is taking reservations for a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 am to 8 pm Thursday.
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