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adjective as in bodily, physical

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When Biles spoke about righting her emotional gyroscope as well as her corporeal gyroscope, it hit deep for so many of us.

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She writes about the sick body, imprisoned bodies, bodies that protest, the sexual body, bodies that have experienced acts of violence — illuminating the strengths and the weaknesses of the corporeal form.

It’s an explicitly corporeal moment, rendered in a few supple twists of wire.

Fortunately, McKim’s film is heavy with the almost corporeal substance of its subject.

Without any objective gauge of your corporeal disrepair, it’s easy to deceive oneself.

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To great effect, Cunningham plays with the correspondence between the corporeal and the emotional.

Many of the scenes deal with the grim obsessions of old age: sexual futility, corporeal decrepitude, and death.

Just corporeal enough to attest humanity, yet sufficiently transparent to let the celestial origin shine through.

The inner workings of their corporeal mechanism is no mystery for him.

He often saw the Holy Virgin in corporeal presence, and heard her speech and savoured the divine odours of her glorified body.

Those only who are freed from material bonds can be conscious of their extra-corporeal existence and immortality.

An angel in theory, the corporeal woman is soundly rated if dinner is late, or a room unswept.


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to corporeal, such as: material, anatomical, carnal, corporal, fleshly, and fleshy.

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