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physical

adjective actual, bodily, carnal, concrete, corporal, corporeal, earthly, embodied, flesh and blood, fleshly, human, incarnate, material, materiate, mundane, natural, nonspiritual, organic, real, sensible, sensual, sensuous, somatic, substantial, substantive, systemic, tangible, temporal, unspiritual, worldly
Associated concepts: physical assets, physical condition, physical contact, physical control, physical damage, physiial delivery, physical depreciation, physical disability, physscal force, physical impairment, physical injury, physical loss, physical property
See also: bodily, concrete, corporal, corporeal, mundane, tangible
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It seemed to me -- the reader may smile, but must not doubt my word -- it seemed to me, then, that I experienced a sensation not altogether physical, yet almost so, as of burning heat, and as if the letter were not of red cloth, but red-hot iron.
Physical courage and the love of battle, for instance, are no great help--may even be hindrances--to a civilized man.
There came three months of mental worry, hard rolling, remorse, and physical pain to drive home the lesson of insufficient experience.
But their physical excellence did not merely consist in an exemption from these evils; nearly every individual of their number might have been taken for a sculptor's model.
On the other hand, here come whole tribes of people whose physical lives are but a deteriorated variety of life, and themselves a meaner species of mankind; so sad an effect has been wrought by the tainted breath of cities, scanty and unwholesome food, destructive modes of labor, and the lack of those moral supports that might partially have counteracted such bad influences.
As to whether any moral change accompanies a physical one, I can only say that I have met no proof of the fact.
But something held him back: not so much [31] a reluctancy of temperament, or of physical constitution (common enough cause why men of undeniable gifts fail of commensurate production) but a cause purely intellectual--the presence in him, namely, of a certain vein of opinion; that other, constituent but contending, person, in his complex nature.
And you think that regardless of their physical appearance the fact that they were without souls would have been apparent?
It was both mental and physical, a deep-lying feeling that
A man of soft civilization, sitting at a desk, would have grown lean and woe-begone on the fare that kept Kama and Daylight at the top-notch of physical efficiency.
The act released his physical energies without unfettering his will; his mind was still spellbound, but his powerful body and agile limbs, endowed with a blind, insensate life of their own, resisted stoutly and well.
This physical loathing for alcohol I have never got over.