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carnal

[kär′nəl]
Etymology: L, caro, flesh
pertaining to the flesh or body, or worldly things as distinguished from spiritual.

carnal

adjective Referring to the flesh, usually with sexual overtones.

carnal

adjective Referring to the flesh, to baser instincts, often referring to sexual “knowledge”

carnal

(kăr′năl) [L. carnalis, flesh]
Pert. to the desires and appetites of the flesh; sensual.
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The verb used in the sentences is not to fornicate but rather to know carnally, cognoscere carnaliter.
7 addresses rape ("unlawfully and carnally know and abuse") as a felony without benefit of clergy.
She has not married carnally, and thus not only herself but you has she enriched spiritually.
Subsequently, they wait a period of two to twelve months] during which time, the Man hath libertie to visit, and to sport, and toy with his betrothed Mistresse, but he must not know her carnally.
He wed first wife Elaine in 1979 but boasted after a foreign conference in 1985: "I spent lots of time with people in Greece, many of whom were women, some of whom were known carnally to me.
Those expecting a girls-gone-crazy-behind-bars romp will be sorely and deservedly disappointed; even the genre-requirement group shower sequence is as carnally unappetizing as it could be, as well as one of the film's few truly scary scenes.
Aligning himself with this tradition, Bucer, like Thomas, Denis, and Erasmus before him, can restrict Jesus' severity to certain carnally minded questioners.
Thomas Cranmer, on the other hand, insisted that we do not "eat Christ with our teeth grossly and carnally," for Christ is in heaven with God; the bread and wine are "tokens, significations, and representations" (343).
On 20 February 1590 Diego and Lucrecia secretly exchanged promises of marriage and at some time before or after that date "they treated each other like man and wife and knew each other carnally.
He famously said he had spent time with people, "many of whom were women, some of whom were known carnally to me".
Jackson's carnally minded eighth studio effort, her first since 1997's equally sluggish ``The Velvet Rope,'' is simply tiresome.
I won't tell you how (because, frankly, it was too kooky and complicated to make much sense to me), but suffice it to say that when Julie gets her boyfriend back, his priorities are radically, carnally altered.