Some would have it that a belief in antipodes was heretical.
Indeed, Victoria is only another England, with a difference, at the antipodes.
Stockholm is not at the antipodes, and the child is not going away forever.
But no one appears to have reflected that they must ultimately meet at the antipodes.
Thus in the antipodes above is what we call below, and below what we call above.
Was it not generally believed in former times, that there were no antipodes?
To be sure, she had quite forgotten, at the moment, what the old Granny at Chorlton had said about the antipodes.
John Feversham, the nephew, was almost the antipodes of his uncle.
antipodes (αντιποδεσ) who dwell iust vnder vs theire feete opposite to ours.
Mrs. Blake and I are at the antipodes as far as temperament and sympathy are concerned.
late 14c., "persons who dwell on the opposite side of the globe;" 1540s as "place on the opposite side of the earth," from Latin antipodes "those who dwell on the opposite side of the earth," from Greek antipodes, plural of antipous "with feet opposite (ours)," from anti- "opposite" (see anti-) + pous "foot" (see foot (n.)); thus, people who live on the opposite side of the world.
Yonde in Ethiopia ben the Antipodes, men that haue theyr fete ayenst our fete. ["De Proprietatibus Rerum Bartholomeus Anglicus," translated by John of Trevisa, 1398]Not to be confused with antiscii "those who live on the same meridian on opposite side of the equator," whose shadows fall at noon in the opposite direction, from Greek anti- + skia "shadow." Related: Antipodal (adj.); antipodean (1630s, n.; 1650s, adj.).