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lower world

[loh-er]
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noun
  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.
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Origin of lower world

First recorded in 1585–95
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  • God did not ask us whether we would come into this primary school or not; whether we would take this lower-world life.

    Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women

    George Sumner Weaver


British Dictionary definitions for lower world

lower world

noun
  1. the earth as opposed to heaven or the spiritual world
  2. another name for hell
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