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"earthly" in British English

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earthlyadjective

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

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(Definition of earthly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"earthly" in American English

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earthlyadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈɜrθ·li/
(used in questions or negatives) possible: What earthly reason can she have for being so rude?
happening in or related to the physical world or real life: All my earthly possessions are in that moving van.
(Definition of earthly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “earthly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 尘世的, 人间的, 世俗的…
in Turkish dünyevî, maddesel…
in Russian земной…
in Chinese (Traditional) 塵世的, 人間的, 世俗的…
in Polish ziemski, doczesny…
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