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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 earth·ly /ˈɝθli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Earth·ly, a.
 1. Pertaining to the earth; belonging to this world, or to man's existence on the earth; not heavenly or spiritual; carnal; worldly; as, earthly joys; earthly flowers; earthly praise.
 This earthly load
 Of death, called life.   --Milton.
    Whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.   --Phil. iii. 19.
 2. Of all things on earth; possible; conceivable.
    What earthly benefit can be the result?   --Pope.
 3. Made of earth; earthy. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- Gross; material; sordid; mean; base; vile; low; unsubstantial; temporary; corrupt; groveling.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Earth·ly, adv. In the manner of the earth or its people; worldly.
 Took counsel from his guiding eyes
 To make this wisdom earthly wise.   --Emerson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as
            distinguished from heaven; "earthly beings"; "believed
            that our earthly life is all that matters"; "earthly
            love"; "our earthly home" [ant: heavenly]
      [also: earthliest, earthlier]