Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the fleshly nature or to bodily appetites; sensual; formerly, worldly; not spiritual.

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Usage examples "carnal":

  1. First we are saved from our volitional sins and then we are sanctified or cleansed of that sin principle or carnal nature. - "The Key To Peace", A. Marie Miles.
  2. Carnal reason ever opposes spiritual truth. - "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.
  3. There is perhaps a middle course: never consummate the carnal act with her you love, and, to keep yourself quiet, frequent those you do not love. - "Là-bas", J. K. Huysmans.