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earthly

adjective uk   /ˈɜːθ.li/ us    /ˈɝːθ-/
literary happening in or related to this world and this physical life, not in heaven or relating to a spiritual life: his earthly existence earthly powersProfanity used in questions or negatives to mean possible: What earthly reason can she have for being so horrible to you?Possible and probable
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