the highest heaven, supposed by the ancients to contain the pure element of fire.
the visible heavens; the firmament.
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How to use empyrean in a sentence
Thy saddle shall be broidered with the stars of the empyrean,—and then thou wilt destroy it!Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2 | Gustave Flaubert
It rained only at night; and all that crystal clear mid-summer scarcely a shred of fleece dappled the empyrean.The Little Red Foot | Robert W. Chambers
And they became what may be called an Evanescent Vapor, until all was lost in the empyrean.The Cassowary | Stanley Waterloo
The star-fire of the empyrean shall eclipse itself, and illuminate magic-lanterns to amuse grown children?Past and Present | Thomas Carlyle
It has become a giant, terrible bird, the great auk of music, that seizes you in its talons and spirals into the empyrean.Musical Portraits | Paul Rosenfeld
British Dictionary definitions for empyrean
archaic the highest part of the (supposedly spherical) heavens, thought in ancient times to contain the pure element of fire and by early Christians to be the abode of God and the angels
poetic the heavens or sky
of or relating to the sky, the heavens, or the empyrean
heavenly or sublime
archaic composed of fire
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