worldly-minded


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marked by materialism

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However, a general description of the toy-wonders lurking in Mr Boffin's house, so far conciliated this worldly-minded orphan as to induce him to stare at her frowningly, with a fist in his mouth, and even at length to chuckle when a richly-caparisoned horse on wheels, with a miraculous gift of cantering to cake-shops, was mentioned.
The results were a generation or even two of worldly-minded Yugoslavians, whose fate after World War II were not to exercise their Slavic cosmopolitanism at all but to live within a repressive regime that all but closed the doors of the nation, including the one to Czechoslovakia.
Confidence in the civilizing endowments of the classical polis or civitas seems implicit in the thought of our worldly-minded, ex-Jesuit.