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lower world

[loh-er] /ˈloʊ ər/
Classical Mythology. the regions of the dead, conceived of as lying beneath the surface of the earth; Hades; the underworld.
the earth, as distinguished from the heavenly bodies or from heaven.
Origin of lower world
First recorded in 1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • His bearing was majestic, and “the qualities of his mind seemed to raise him above the denizens of this lower world.”

    Akbar P. A. S. van Limburg-Brouwer
  • The matter of the lower world is the non-existent and the cause of evil.

  • So they who went and they who stayed behind parted as those who had but slight hope of ever meeting again in this lower world.

    Mildred at Home Martha Finley
  • The lower world is that of questions; the upper world is that of answers.

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Hitherto he has turned his face longingly to the animal, the pleasures of the lower world have held him fast enchained.

  • I have given up that hope,” he said; “yea, well-nigh all hopes, for this lower world.

    All's Well Emily Sarah Holt
  • Amor says he shall descend in safety to the lower world, and will find his Eurydice among the peaceful shades.

    Stars of the Opera Mabel Wagnalls
  • I am no longer able to serve him in the lower world of household cares.

  • A Saxon song of victory, written at the time, says, "The lower world was too small to receive the throngs of the enemies slain."

    A History of Germany Bayard Taylor
  • From the foot of this throne flowed the rivers which channeled the lower world.

    Myths of Greece and Rome H. A. Guerber
British Dictionary definitions for lower world

lower world

the earth as opposed to heaven or the spiritual world
another name for hell
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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