Worldly-minded World"ly-mind`ed, a. Devoted to worldly interests; mindful of the affairs of the present life, and forgetful of those of the future; loving and pursuing this world's goods, to the exclusion of piety and attention to spiritual concerns. -- {World"ly*mind`ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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