- 1Of or concerning the body: children learn to control their bodily functionsMore example sentences
- What is physical discomfort but the persistence of some body part or bodily function in distracting the attention of the mind?
- Gradually, his body was forgetting basic bodily functions.
- Pitta governs bodily functions concerned with heat and metabolism, and directs all biochemical reactions and the process of energy exchange.
- 1.1Material or actual as opposed to spiritual or incorporeal: God is not present in bodily formMore example sentences
- The Strasbourg case law refers to actual bodily injury or intense physical or mental suffering.
- There are many kinds of death, apart from actual bodily death.
- Today, there is emphasis only on material prosperity and bodily comforts.
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- 1By moving a person’s or one’s own body with force: he hauled her bodily from the vanMore example sentences
- When something dark and chitinous scuttled out from the scrub, Darius was forced to bodily haul him out of its way.
- With the boy protesting all the way, they bodily hauled him out of the cell.
- Then, with a mischievous grin, he glanced first at the closed door and then at her before reaching over, placing a hand on either side of her waist, and hauling her bodily out of the bed.
- 2In one mass; as a whole: he built ships on the Atlantic shore, transporting them bodily over the hills and sailing them off into the PacificMore example sentences
- Fluid streaming appears to have bodily transported material between different layers.
- It is not moving bodily; it is pivoting from the handle.
- A circular hole had been bodily taken out of the slopstone, and the fluid seems to have passed to a neighbouring house, occupied by a Mr Coward, damaging some metal piping and the slopstone there also.