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Worldly, being of the world, in the world, pertaining to the world: “my duty pricks me on to utter that which else no w. good should draw from me,” Gent. III, 1, 9 (== no good in the world). “the weariest and most loathed w. life . . . is a paradise to what we fear of death,” Meas. III, 1, 129 (== earthly). “the breath of w. men cannot depose the deputy elected by the Lord,” R2 III, 2, 56 (== mortal). “upon thy sight my w. business makes a period,” H4B IV, 5, 231 (my life ends). “hast thou not w. pleasure at command,” H6B I, 2, 45 (pleasures of the world). “with his soul fled all my w. solace,” III, 2, 151. “in common w. things 'tis called ungrateful, with dull unwillingness to repay a debt,” R3 II, 2, 91. “O momentary grace of w. men, which we more hunt for than the grace of God,” III, 4, 98 (Ff mortal). “in no w. suit would he be moved, to draw him from his holy exercise,” III, 7, 63 (no suit in the world). “secure from w. chances and mishaps,” Tit. I, 152. “we w. men have miserable, mad, mistaking eyes,” V, 2, 65. life being weary of these w. bars (dungeons, irons etc.) “never lacks power to dismiss itself,” Caes. I, 3, 96. “thou thy w. task hast done,” Cymb. IV, 2, 260. == pertaining to the state or society in which one lives, opposed to private or personal: neglecting w. ends (the government of the state), “all dedicated to closeness and the bettering of my mind,” Tp. I, 2, 89. “the worst is w. loss thou canst unfold,” R2 III, 2, 94. “of w. matters and direction,” Oth. I, 3, 300.
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