earthly Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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earthlyadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɜrθ·li/

earthly adjective [not gradable] (POSSIBLE)

(used in questions or negatives) possible: What earthly reason can she have for being so rude?

earthly adjective [not gradable] (OF PHYSICAL WORLD)

happening in or related to the physical world or real life: All my earthly possessions are in that moving van.
Translations of “earthly”
in Chinese (Traditional) 塵世的, 人間的, 世俗的…
in Russian земной…
in Turkish dünyevî, maddesel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 尘世的, 人间的, 世俗的…
in Polish ziemski, doczesny…
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