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temporal -- as in: temporal world
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as in: temporal world Define
concerned with the material (in contrast to the spiritual) world
  • She focuses more on the spiritual while his main concern is with temporal existence.
  • temporal possessions of the church
  • The execution will therefore only be delayed long enough for you to arrange your spiritual and temporal affairs.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Twenty Years After
  • Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not being civic and temporal. And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus.
    John Ashcroft

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  • His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
    Shakespeare, William  --  The Merchant of Venice, (from the "Quality of Mercy" soliloquy)
  • His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • O the ultimate evil in the temporal world is deeper than any specific evil, such as hatred, or suffering, or death!
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • The church, refusing as it did to get involved in temporal matters, remained the only sanctuary.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • temporal joys
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as in: temporal and spacial boundaries Define
having to do with time
as in: temporal world Define
concerned with the material (in contrast to the spiritual) world
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