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English definition of “earthly”

earthly

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈɜrθ·li/ us  

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.
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