lower world

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  1. Classical Mythology. the regions of the dead, conceived of as lying beneath the surface of the earth; Hades; the underworld.

  2. the earth, as distinguished from the heavenly bodies or from heaven.

Origin of lower world

First recorded in 1585–95

Words Nearby lower world

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How to use lower world in a sentence

  • This outlook into the supreme domain of nature lifts us, for the first time in our work, definitely above the lower world of life.

    Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
  • His image is found standing on the oldest monument, a form of Ra, the light of the lower world, and king and judge of Hades.

  • Far away from the earth, you shall look down upon this lower world, you shall contemplate the great universe in its grandeur.

    Urania | Camille Flammarion
  • Acheron, at first the name of a river of the lower world, came to be used as a name for the whole of the lower world generally.

    Milton's Comus | John Milton
  • The grief of Venus was so great that the gods of the lower world allowed him to spend six months of every year on earth.

    Milton's Comus | John Milton

British Dictionary definitions for lower world

lower world

  1. the earth as opposed to heaven or the spiritual world

  2. another name for hell

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