Usage examples for unworldly

  1. Its unworldly motives, its stern allegiance to duty, its protest against self- indulgence, its courage and sincerity, will ever constitute the potent energy of true religion. – A Short History of Monks and Monasteries by Alfred Wesley Wishart
  2. My brother- in- law, Charles, is an excellent fellow, full to the brim of small plans and designs for his parish; my sister is a very simple and unworldly person, entirely devoted to her husband and children. – The Upton Letters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  3. Even ministers, poets, and writers of unworldly romances are sometimes influenced by mercenary considerations. – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston
  4. I was coming along the corridor just now, and I met the angelic and unworldly Priscilla. – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  5. There is, moreover, a look of such entire confidence and unworldly sincerity in their eyes, that I could not help thinking, as I turned from the portly young fathers to the dark- faced, grave, old- fashioned school- boys, that an exchange of beard only was needed to effect an exchange of character between those youthful elders and their pupils. – Venetian Life by W. D. Howells
  6. She is faithful to her trust, as the companion of him who fell at his post, and is doubtless happy in obedience to the unworldly motives that guide her determination. – Journal of an African Cruiser by Horatio Bridge
  7. He and his art seemed alone suited to each other,- both quaint, primitive, unworldly, irregular. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  8. The approaching marriage of this woman of the world with such an unworldly man as Mr. Ellenwood was announced soon after Mrs. Dabney's return to her native city. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  9. One frequently finds it gentle and unworldly, but the other is odious because it is always aggressive and narrow. – Esmeralda by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  10. Oh believe in your noblest impulses, in your purest instincts, in your most unworldly and spiritual thoughts! – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  11. As I remember her, she was a frank, fearless, generous, and unworldly woman, and had probably found in the subsequent independent exercise of her abilities the shield for these virtues. – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble
  12. The regret was so unaffected, so unselfish, and so unworldly, that each, after his own fashion, admired and marvelled at it. – Outpost by J.G. Austin
  13. Cousin Charles is capable of any unworldly folly, but Aymer was a man of the world once. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  14. I do not speak only of the culture which many of them brought from the universities, of the Greek and Roman classics, and what unworldly literature they could glean from the productive age of Elizabeth and James, but of another source, more universally resorted to, and more powerful in exciting imagination and emotion, and filling the want in human nature of which we have spoken. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  15. As a rule, in such books, the whole conception of boyhood seems at fault; a boy is generally represented as a generous, heedless, unworldly creature. – The Upton Letters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  16. There are no diplomatists like these cultured and unworldly men, Maud! – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson