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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 Greek word for body, to soma, serves as a euphemism for the person of a slave." This conceptual connection between carnality and servility continued to inform Western thought for almost two millennia.
Most patristic and medieval exegetes agree that the king's vassals refer to the Jews, on whom God first bestowed his blessing; while commentators differ as to the exact meaning they attach to the invitee's excuses, all highlight Jewish carnality, which leads them to privilege earthly pleasure and profit over fidelity to their covenant with God.
Morton brings out the contrast between the vitality and optimism of Art Nouveau and the work of these artists of the 1870's and 1880's for whom "the presence of man 'in' nature evoked anxious, and frequently ironic visions of human and animal parity in a world of violence, suffering, and carnality" (61).
Nevertheless, many of the same tropes used to characterize Jews--such as their carnality and literalism--were used to describe Muslims.
Maybe the approachable, folksy tunes make it so memorable, not to mention the carnality of the texts.
(1) While an ego is arguably circumscribed by flesh, it is not usually considered fleshy; Loy's use of "carnose" asks us to reconfigure the ego as inseparable from its body, and this demand jars against the definition of carnality as opposed to all things spiritual or intellectual.
They hail mainly from the U.S., but there is a smattering of international authors, too: a story set in Italy from a Swedish writer features some butch-on-butch carnality behind a church; a noted French erotica writer brings a mysterious American to a Parisian domme.
And yet today it could seem seamy; especially if postmarked Mykonos, the renowned 'gay island', which markets itself on casual carnality.
Accepting the invitation to think and change the mother/daughter relationship, this paper unravels a series of associations Irigaray makes between angels, the placental relation, carnality and divinity.
caressing myself running my fingernails lightly backward across my rib cage touching the tender parts of one arm as lightly as I can with the fingertips that end the other arm as if were carrying signals star to star across the constellation you carry The seasonal metaphors continue in the geographic imagery of the following sequence as the narrator progresses into the carnality and sensuality he finds in union with his mate.
Like the theme of his earlier story, "The Nephew" (1960), the novel portrays a woman's obsessive search for facts to help illuminate the life of her deceased and formerly estranged artist daughter, Gertrude, whose flamboyant hedonism and carnality becomes a source of Stygian gloom for the mother.
Adams sees here a parallelism between carnality and the proscribed practice of gambling for profit that is further developed in "Beryn." In that tale, individuals upset the social order by letting games such as chess and dice capriciously dictate the exchange of material goods.