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/.
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How to use sublunary in a sentence
It has been subject, as all sublunary Things are, to great Revolutions and Misfortunes.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume II | Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
This marked a preconcerted moment—for the remote celestial phenomenon had been pressed into sublunary service as a lover's signal.Return of the Native | Thomas Hardy
“But here am I talking about these sublunary affairs, when the eclipse will be beginning,” cried Vibert.The Haunted Room | A. L. O. E.
Swithin sighed, lowered his thoughts to sublunary things, and told briefly the story of his journey.Two on a Tower | Thomas Hardy
Patiently to earn a spare bare living, and quietly to die, untouched by workhouse hands—this was her highest sublunary hope.Our Mutual Friend | Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for sublunary
situated between the moon and the earth
of or relating to the earth or world
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