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Material body   /mətˈɪriəl bˈɑdi/   Listen
Material body

Alternative names for the body of a human being.  Synonyms: anatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame, human body, physical body, physique, shape, soma.  "He has a strong physique" , "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

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"Material body" Quotes from Famous Books

... standard or constant not because there is an absolute value in 186,000 miles a second, but because no material body, whose mass increases with its velocity, can ever attain the velocity of light. Stated another way: only a material body whose mass is infinite could equal ...
— Autobiography of a YOGI • Paramhansa Yogananda

... he has and can have no conception whatever of what it means to be a man; it transcends all experience.[88] "The existence," says Fiske, "of a single soul, or congeries of psychical phenomena, unaccompanied by a material body, would be evidence sufficient to demonstrate this hypothesis. But in the nature of things, even were there a million such souls round about us, we could not become aware of the existence of one of them; for we have no organ or faculty for the perception of soul apart from the material structure ...
— Was Man Created? • Henry A. Mott

... "There!" we say, standing back, a little flushed and out of breath with the excitement of the thing. "There! There's a place in which to live! Could any existence be more glorious?" And then we advance a step and lean against the walls to survey the surrounding prospect. It is the fatal action. The material body touches the aerial structure and down with a crash the castle comes—back we pitch into the foundations, and thwack, bump, thwack, comes the masonry tumbling about us, ...
— Once Aboard The Lugger • Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson

... which certainly has not the exactness nor even the characteristics of the localisation of a material body in space, seems to me to result from the very great importance we attach, to the existence of our body in perception and in movement. Our body accompanies all our perceptions; its changes of position cause these perceptions to vary; the accidents which happen to it bring us ...
— The Mind and the Brain - Being the Authorised Translation of L'me et le Corps • Alfred Binet

... elevation in the funeral ceremonies which I cannot give you a real notion of. It is helped, I think, by the custom of not performing the ceremony over the dead; a brief rite is reserved for the cemetery, where it is wished that the kindred shall not be present, lest they think always of the material body and not of the spiritual body which shall be raised in incorruption. Religious service is held in the temples every day at the end of the Obligatories, and whenever we are near a village or in any of the capitals we always go. It is very simple. After a hymn, to which the people sometimes march ...
— Through the Eye of the Needle - A Romance • W. D. Howells

... the days passed, the material body of the mother wasted away, and her spirit was growing bright in its coming glory. She wished much to see her beloved Anna in a holy marriage union before she left this world. So a few weeks after the betrothal, Gotleib ...
— Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing • T. S. Arthur

Words linked to "Material body" :   adult body, someone, homo, soul, physique, person, human being, somebody, mortal, individual, flesh, anatomy, body, physical structure, female body, human, juvenile body, man, organic structure, human body, male body

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