from The Century Dictionary.
- Having a mind devoted to earthly things.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having a mind devoted to earthly things; worldly-minded; -- opposed to
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Vice, when by imitation of what is incorruptible (for what is really incorruptible she neither has nor can produce) she has thrown around her own actions, as a disguise, the properties of virtue, and qualities which are really excellent, leads captive earthly-minded men, attaching to Virtue her own evil properties.
ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus 1819-1893 2001
Are not all people still covetous and earthly-minded, and given to the world, and proud and vain, even such as profess religion?
Spiritual Reformers in the 16th & 17th Centuries Rufus Matthew Jones 1905
That life will no longer be worldly or in the course of ordinary earthly-minded men.
How to Live a Holy Life Charles Ebert Orr 1897
How low we have fallen, how earthly-minded we have become, and from what does it all proceed?
But now that she was dead it was as if he had been beloved by an angel, and was only too obtuse, too gross, too earthly-minded to hear the rustle of her wings.
In the Tennessee mountains, pseud. Charles Egbert Craddock 1885
Elsewhere (Re 17: 8; 13: 3), all the earthly-minded ( "they that dwell on the earth") wonder in admiration of the beast.
Teacher in heaven, the crafty, earthly-minded Jacob 'the supplanter' is turned into 'Israel, the prince with God, in whom is no guile.'
Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren 1868
It would exist only as a phase of me when I was in a certain mood; and when I was earthly-minded, passionate, or troubled, it would be _no_where.
Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald 1864
Three hours only were accorded to this earthly-minded woman to prepare for death.
Political Women, Vol. 2 (of 2) Sutherland Menzies 1861
He is a carnal, earthly-minded man, and therefore cannot find enjoyment in such meditations.