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Worldly Possession

Definition of the noun worldly possession

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  1. a commodity or good associated with the earthly, rather than the spiritual, existence of human beings

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Google previewThe Student's Dictionary of Anglo-Saxon (1897)

by Henry Sweet

-Sht/ worldly possession. -lust m. worldly desire or pleasure, -meg m. earthly kinsman. wœron реев wordes w. indc. hœfdon him to - в w. indc. said -afel- worfdly possessions. -mann т. man ; layman. [ command, //. directions | news, -ar/ worldly ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1833)

Abridged from the American Dictionary, for the Use of Primary Schools and the Counting House by Noah Webster

devoted to worldly possession* and Wo>ld-Iy-mind-ed, a. devoted to temporal things. World-ly-mmd-od-ncss, n. addk-tedness lo the world. Worm, n. an insect that crawls, n reptile, a spiral iron, a spiral pipe in distilleries, remorse.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (2011)

by Shane J. Lopez

adversities, but also mental vexation, frustration, disappointment, and anxiety that come from greed, ignorance and attachments to worldly possession. 2. The Truth of the Cause of Suffering (Tanha) – Suffering comes from craving for ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Distinctions (1811)

In Three Alphabets, Containing, I. Words the Same in Sound, But of Different Spelling and Signification; with which are Classed Such as Have Any Similarity in Sound. II. Words that Vary in Pronounciation and Meaning as Accentuated Or Connected. III. The Changes, in Sound and Sense, Produced by the Addition of the Letter E ... Occasionally Interspersed with Critical Remarks, Chiefly Philological. With Appendix ... by John Murdoch

[worldly possession: possessing confusion: imitating slander J A son of Lamech by Zillah, and the inventor of brass and iron instruments. Gen. iv. 22.

Google previewThe Christian's Dictionary ... Containing a Full ... Explanation of All the Remarkable Words Made Use Of, in the Holy Scriptures ... To which is Added a Brief Explication of All the Proper Names Found in Sacred Scripture ... Illustrated with Thirty ... Engravings Executed from the ... Drawings of ... Wale, Etc (1775)

by John FLEETWOOD (D.D.), Samuel Wale

Worldly possession, or a bitd's nest ; the name of one who first invented smith's work. Gen. iv. 22. Tytbicm, gr. Casual, or happening; the name of one who preached the gospel along with St. Paul. Acts xx. 2. . Tyramzur, gr. Ruling, or a prince; ...

Google previewThe illustrated national pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1868)

Tubal-cain, worldly possession. Zeruiah, pain, tribulation. Tychicus, casual, by chance. Ziba, army, fight, strength. Tyrannus, a prince, one that reigns. Tyre, strength, rock, sharp. Zidon, hunting, fishing, venison. Ziklag, measure pressed down.

Google previewCalmet's Great Dictionary of the Holy Bible: Calmet's great dictionary ... K-Z (1813)

by Augustin Calmet, Charles Taylor

worldly possession, or possessor o the world; from 'no thehel. the world. or the earth. and mp cunuh. possession : or who isjealous of confusion ; frotn mp kinna, to hejealous, and “:5: hotel. confusion. TUBAL-CAIN. or 'l'hubal-eain. son ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

A worldly possession. [Rare.] ...

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