- situated beneath the moon or between the earth and the moon.
- characteristic of or pertaining to the earth; terrestrial.
- mundane or worldly: fleeting, sublunary pleasure.
Also sub·lu·nar [suhb-loo-ner] /sʌbˈlu nər/.
Origin of sublunary
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Examples from the Web for sublunary
Providence has a hand in this, as in all other sublunary dispensations.
Happiness in this sublunary state can scarcely be felt, but by a comparison with misery.Imogen
William Quirke has a wish to remain in this sublunary sphere.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Prudence with them is a matter of thrill like the rest of sublunary contrivances.Chance
He, as I knew, was not in a state to interest himself in any sublunary matters.The Shadow-Line
- situated between the moon and the earth
- of or relating to the earth or world
C16: via Late Latin, from Latin sub- + lūna moon
Word Origin and History for sublunary
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