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Driven by "wordly" - curiosity (etymology), in reference to the word "speculator," - I found the word "speculum" - (the device used to widen a patient's anus so a proctologist can have a look around in a usually private area), and the word "speculator" - have the same Latin root word specere, to look at or to view.
Among the lay people the world ceaseth not to bring to pass, that as they be called wordly, so they are wordly indeed; driven headlong by worldly desires: insomuch that they may right well seem to have taken as well the manners as the name of their father.
In Updike's case this also entails chronicling the journey from small-town America and its assumptions to those of the more "wordly" suburbs and cities.
Fiesta is much more "wordly", but both have consistently excellent produce.
'Seems to be a more "wordly" theme to Mr. Clinton's speech about Obama than those used in Bush's for McCain.
That got me started thinking about monsters and escorting people in an old other-wordly-tube system.
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But it was not an unkind portrait: Brooks understood the "bourgeois bohemians" as giving expression to contradictory but quintessentially American yearnings for freedom and community, wordly success and spiritual transcendence, sensual pleasure and self-denial.
Maybe Elizabeth wants to be practicle and other-wordly about it.
For those of you commenting in a negative way, you obviously are not wordly, do not travel and only read the headlines of Fox News.
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PS “Specialized Crime Fighter” is supposed to be wordly and overly technical.
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