- 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
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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
- the earth as opposed to heaven or the spiritual world
- another name for hell
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