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Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Definitions for sublunary

  1. Situated beneath the moon; hence, of or pertaining to this world; terrestrial; earthly.

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Citations for sublunary
In Shakespearean drama, both tragic and comic, the storms and calamities that shake the sublunary globe are reflections of turmoil in the hearts of men. Pico Iyer, Time
It's hard to deny that finding oneself in an airless wooden box six feet underground, listening to the wriggling approach of what Poe called "Conqueror Worm," would be one of the worst possible ways to end one's existence in this sublunary sphere. Gary Kamiya, Salon
Origin of sublunary
Sublunary is from the Latin sublunaris, from sub, "under" + luna, "the moon."