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of or relating to the body.
corporeal or material, as contrasted with spiritual or mental.
as a physical entity; as a complete physical unit:
The tornado picked him up bodily and threw him against the wall.
in person:
You have to appear bodily at the box office in order to have your reservation confirmed.
Contemporary Examples

The Meaning of Vaisakhi, the Biggest Sikh Celebration Simran Jeet Singh April 12, 2014
Reality TV’s Grossest Moments: Dead Cats, Donkey Semen & More (VIDEO) Kevin Fallon December 4, 2012
Birth of the Robot Baby Lisa Grunwald March 16, 2010
Life as the ‘PC Guy’ The Daily Beast Video November 8, 2009
CNN’s Overnight Sydney Star Lloyd Grove December 15, 2014

Historical Examples

Down The River Oliver Optic
Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
The Physical Life of Woman: Dr. George H Napheys
The American Mind Bliss Perry
Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II Martin Luther

relating to or being a part of the human body
by taking hold of the body: he threw him bodily from the platform
in person; in the flesh


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