Meaning of worldly goods (or possessions or wealth) in English:

worldly goods (or possessions or wealth)

phrase

  • Everything that one owns.

    ‘a parcel that contained all his worldly goods’
    • ‘Understanding that his spiritual development was more valuable than worldly wealth, he accepted, instead, 657 religious manuscripts.’
    • ‘Also, some of Carmena's worldly possessions were quite valuable.’
    • ‘With their donkeys carrying all their worldly possessions, they arrived following an exhausting trek four days ago.’
    • ‘It was here that the worldly possessions of a million innocents were sifted of valuables and stored.’
    • ‘With that the human soul itself is undermined, both in its worldly wealth and its spiritual life.’
    • ‘A year ago today, my then-fiancée (now wife) and I stepped off the British Airways flight from London, all our worldly possessions packed into suitcases in the hold or stacked in a container in the bowels of a ship.’
    • ‘How can it be possible that Australians support a position where 460 desperate human beings without homes or worldly possessions are turned away from our shore when we have so very much ourselves?’
    • ‘Marcus just e-mailed me to say that the container holding all our worldly possessions is scheduled to set sail for Trinidad on February 9th.’
    • ‘I know that I will forfeit my freedom, my reputation, my worldly possessions, and most importantly, the trust of my friends and family.’
    • ‘He walks in as he does almost every day: sporting his iconic tortoise shell glasses, trademark cane and toting a backpack filled with all his worldly possessions.’
    belongings, possessions, stuff, property, worldly goods, goods, personal effects, effects, paraphernalia, impedimenta, bits and pieces, bits and bobs