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Her time of corporeal suffering will soon pass.
  having material or physical form or substance

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regarding the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
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Strongly Associated with:   corporal punishment
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  • Her time of corporeal suffering will soon pass.
  • It was mournful, indeed, to witness the subjugation of that vigorous spirit to a corporeal infirmity.
    Bronte, Charlotte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Eventually he left, at least his corporeal self left, but he appeared in minutes, on her third screen, pleading for forgiveness.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The corporeal Meg simply was not.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time

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  • The piece had been written from the particular viewpoint of Polish culture, and besides, the Professor was by his own lights too principled a thinker, a man too committed to the broader philosophical truths for it to have entered his mind that he might eventually try to make the pamphlet serve as an instrument of his personal advancement, not to speak of his corporeal salvation.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • If you summon him, his spirit form will come to you but his corporeal self will remain bound to the jagged rocks of Duduael.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • I suppose now you do not believe in corporeal transference.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • He can’t come into the Institute in his corporeal body.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • It was mournful, indeed, to witness the subjugation of that vigorous spirit to a corporeal infirmity.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • There was a corporeal humility in looking up at him; and a white man standing before him seemed a white flag come to beg truce of a fortress.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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  • For Gammas, Deltas and Epsilons had been to some extent conditioned to associate corporeal mass with social superiority.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • High above on the balcony, like a soul tearing free of its corporeal restrains, a luminous pyre of flame erupted from the camerlegno’s center.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • ’A corporeal Patronus?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • At such time, a mortal knows just enough of what his mind is doing, to form some glimmering conception of its mighty powers, its bounding from earth and spurning time and space, when freed from the restraint of its corporeal associate.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • The volunteers began to dump water on the fire almost as though they might even so late save some corporeal part of the family.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • His corporeal heart was beating strong and fast …. and his mind felt sharp.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Tess’s passing corporeal blight had been her mental harvest.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Mrs. Crupp, after holding divers conversations respecting Peggotty, in a very high-pitched voice, on the staircase — with some invisible Familiar it would appear, for corporeally speaking she was quite alone at those times — addressed a letter to me, developing her views.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • There was a buzzing in Simon’s ears—if he’d had a heartbeat, he would have thought it was the blood rushing through his veins, but it was something else, something less corporeal but more proximate than blood.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • The occupant of the chair grew now less vague in outline, but scarcely more corporeal; he was a little old man in Chinese dress, its folds and flounces loose against a flat, emaciated frame.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • …course, is obvious to us; that the problem of adapting the particular weather to the particular prayers is merely the appearance, at two points in his temporal mode of perception, of the total problem of adapting the whole spiritual universe to the whole corporeal universe; that creation in its entirety operates at every point of space and time, or rather that their kind of consciousness forces them to encounter the whole, self-consistent creative act as a series of successive events.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • It would have been altogether optional but for the orders of the landlady, a person who sat in the bar, corporeally motionless, but with a flitting eye and quick ear, with which she observed and heard through the open door and hatchway the pressing needs of customers whom her husband overlooked though close at hand.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Uriel, no wonder if thy perfect sight, Amid the sun’s bright circle where thou sitst, See far and wide: In at this gate none pass The vigilance here placed, but such as come Well known from Heaven; and since meridian hour No creature thence: If Spirit of other sort, So minded, have o’er-leaped these earthly bounds On purpose, hard thou knowest it to exclude Spiritual substance with corporeal bar.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Had all regrets been punished as rigorously as this poor dame’s were, my yearning for the relinquished delights of Vanity Fair might have produced a similar change in my own corporeal substance, and left me a warning to future pilgrims.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • She might indeed be called a lover of men, as Socrates was a lover of mankind, preferring one to another for corporeal, as he for mental qualifications; but never carrying this preference so far as to cause any perturbation in the philosophical serenity of her temper.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • And I find that there are Spirits Corporeal, (though subtile and Invisible;) but not that any mans body was possessed, or inhabited by them; And that the Bodies of the Saints shall be such, namely, Spirituall Bodies, as St. Paul calls them.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • …the unsewn Rag; and the man who should not have been there at all, who was too old to be there at all, both in years and experience: that mental and spiritual orphan whose fate it apparently was to exist in some limbo halfway between where his corporeality was and his mentality and moral equipment desired to be—an undergraduate at the University, yet by the sheer accumulation of too full years behind him forced into the extra-academnic of a law class containing six members; in the War,…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • There the body stood, leaning charmingly, turning to smile at him, its radiant elbows spread wide in the dual symmetry of its limbs, of its corporeality.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Democratic poets will always appear trivial and frigid if they seek to invest gods, demons, or angels, with corporeal forms, and if they attempt to draw them down from heaven to dispute the supremacy of earth.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The naturalist placed a foot in the frail vessel, as an elephant will try a bridge, or a horse is often seen to make a similar experiment, before he will trust the whole of his corporeal treasure on the dreaded flat, and then withdrew, just as the old man believed he was about to seat himself.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Alberto continued: "According to Berkeley, my own soul can be the cause of my own ideas—just as when I dream—but only another will or spirit can be the cause of the ideas that make up the ’corporeal’ world.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • " Do you think," he said, " I am in such great terror of being shot, - I, who am only waiting to shuffle off my corporeal jacket to slip away into the back stars, and put diameters of the solar system and sidereal orbits between me and all souls, - there to wear out ages in solitude, and forget memory itself, if it be possible ?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Society and Solitude
  • Or, if for any reason thought to be corporeally incapacitated for that, yet such an one would seem superlatively competent to cheer and howl on his underlings to the attack.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • It’s very difficult for Mrs Which to think in a corporeal way.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • It’s only semi-corporeal.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Now what cozening fiend it was, gentlemen, that possessed Radney to meddle with such a man in that corporeally exasperated state, I know not; but so it happened.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • A corporeal Patronus?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Retty put her hands upon Tess’s shoulders, as if to realize her friend’s corporeality after such a miracle, and the other two laid their arms round her waist, all looking into her face.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • We all looked on with horrified amazement as we saw, when he stood back, the woman, with a corporeal body as real at that moment as our own, pass through the interstice where scarce a knife blade could have gone.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Peradventure she will soon be fatigated with her journey, and will tarry in some inn, in order to renovate her corporeal functions; and in that case, in all moral certainty, you will very briefly be compos voti.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • It wasn’t as if he needed to be armed, since he wasn’t corporeally present, so he must have worn it to annoy the Inquisitor.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • That was the moment they’d verified his corporeal identity.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The second spontaneous generation, the birth of the organic from the inorganic, was only the sad progression of corporeality into consciousness, just as disease in an organism was the intoxicating enhancement and crude accentuation of its own corporeality.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • You see something mystical where there is only mystification, one of those hollow counterfeits with which the demon of corporeal physiognomy enjoys taunting us on occasion.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The second spontaneous generation, the birth of the organic from the inorganic, was only the sad progression of corporeality into consciousness, just as disease in an organism was the intoxicating enhancement and crude accentuation of its own corporeality.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He knew, for example, that however magnetic his ascendency in some respects was over Starbuck, yet that ascendency did not cover the complete spiritual man any more than mere corporeal superiority involves intellectual mastership; for to the purely spiritual, the intellectual but stand in a sort of corporeal relation.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The swiftness of those circles attribute, Though numberless, to his Omnipotence, That to corporeal substances could add Speed almost spiritual: Me thou thinkest not slow, Who since the morning-hour set out from Heaven Where God resides, and ere mid-day arrived In Eden; distance inexpressible By numbers that have name.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • He knew, for example, that however magnetic his ascendency in some respects was over Starbuck, yet that ascendency did not cover the complete spiritual man any more than mere corporeal superiority involves intellectual mastership; for to the purely spiritual, the intellectual but stand in a sort of corporeal relation.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • To the second, concerning their being Incorporeall, I have not yet observed any place of Scripture, from whence it can be gathered, that any man was ever possessed with any other Corporeal Spirit, but that of his owne, by which his body is naturally moved.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Yet one doubt Pursues me still, lest all I cannot die; Lest that pure breath of life, the spirit of Man Which God inspired, cannot together perish With this corporeal clod; then, in the grave, Or in some other dismal place, who knows But I shall die a living death?
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
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