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With growth in popular esteem came increase in material wealth, leading to luxury and worldliness.
Martin, too, had denounced the worldliness and greed of the Gaulish bishops and clergy.
In his own home a man hears only worldly talk; the disease of worldliness has become chronic with him.
Powers created by worldliness and sin are crumbling, as they well may; "the city of God remaineth!"
Her first idea had been to combat alike the heresies and the worldliness of her time by a return to the austerities of a more heroic age.