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

 world·ly /ˈwɝ(ə)ldli, ˈwɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 World·ly, a.
 1. Relating to the world; human; common; as, worldly maxims; worldly actions. “I thus neglecting worldly ends.”
    Many years it hath continued, standing by no other worldly mean but that one only hand which erected it.   --Hooker.
 2. Pertaining to this world or life, in contradistinction from the life to come; secular; temporal; devoted to this life and its enjoyments; bent on gain; as, worldly pleasures, affections, honor, lusts, men.
    With his soul fled all my worldly solace.   --Shak.
 3. Lay, as opposed to clerical.  [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 World·ly, adv. With relation to this life; in a worldly manner.
 Subverting worldly strong and worldly wise
 By simply meek.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world; "worldly
             goods and advancement" [ant: unworldly]
      2: very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in
         the ways of the world; "the blase traveler refers to the
         ocean he has crossed as `the pond'"; "the benefits of his
         worldly wisdom" [syn: blase]
      3: concerned with secular rather than sacred matters; "lords
         temporal and spiritual" [syn: temporal]
      [also: worldliest, worldlier]