earthly possessions

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As an instance, this very morning Biddy, remembering a secret mauling at the hands of Lerumie, laid teeth into his naked calf and threw him sprawling into the water, trade-box, earthly possessions and all, and then laughed at him, sure in the protection of Mister Haggin who grinned at the episode.
(as I may now venture to add on my account) of plain Marian Halcombe, spinster, now settled in a snug little sitting-room, with a cup of tea by her side, and all her earthly possessions ranged round her in three boxes and a bag.
Tonga had brought all his earthly possessions with him, his arms and his gods.
It was her most precious earthly possession. Edmond could feel again the folds of the girl's soft white gown, and see the droop of the angel-sleeves as she circled her fair arms about his neck.
In his homily on Monday, Pope Francis lamented that many people find their life's meaning in possessions when the biblical story of Christ's birth emphasizes that God appeared to people who were poor when it came to earthly possessions, but faithful.
During his homily Monday, Francis lamented that many people find their life's meaning in possessions when the biblical story of Christ's birth emphasizes that God appeared to people who were poor when it came to earthly possessions, but faithful.
At the event held at the Gulag Memorial in Honvd tr in the 5th district, the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Human Capacities said almost every family has a member who was taken away for no particular reason, simply because there was a need for spoils-of-war not only in the form of earthly possessions, but also in humans.
It's revered as the place where King Tran Nhan Tong, who reigned from 1279 to 1293, achieved enlightenment after he renounced his earthly possessions and established Truc Lam, the Vietnamese school of Zen Buddhism.
Still, the experience of witnessing this ritual added a new layer to my spirituality, as I understand how the monks envisioned it to be-a practice in humility and detachment from earthly possessions. This humbling sight instills generosity and kindness that can never go wrong.
We did not see our earthly possessions reduced to a soggy slimy pile of rubbish.
"This is not a time to think about your house, a time to think about your earthly possessions," said Mapp.
I spent about 10 percent of my earthly possessions within 15 minutes of landing in JFK: Knowing little about the local geography, I hailed a cab and asked it to drive me to Westchester, to the home of a friend who agreed to put me up for a few days, a $200 ride.