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otherworld

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n otherworld an abstract spiritual world beyond earthly reality
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Usage

In literature:

The whole otherworld, wet and remote, he had to himself.
"Women in Love" by D. H. Lawrence
By the Bretons of the sixth century the near-by island of Britain, which they could just see on clear days, was called the Otherworld.
"The Book of Hallowe'en" by Ruth Edna Kelley
Old Tom was hungry for more otherworld meat.
"Cat and Mouse" by Ralph Williams
He is, however, in part an otiose deity and can hardly be said to rule over this otherworldly realm.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
On that is the vast Otherworld from whence The great Immortals come for her defense.
"One-Act Plays" by Various
There was something otherworldly and chilling about her voice.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
In Irish manuscripts, the Otherworld beyond the Ocean bears many names.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries" by W. Y. Evans Wentz
In ancient Egypt the god Anubis, who guided souls to the Otherworld, was dog-headed, as Herodotus says, or jackal-headed.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
It may also be translated as 'supernatural', 'Otherworld', or 'unearthly'.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
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In poetry:

Taking her time,
she looks the bus over,
grand, otherworldly.
Why, why do we feel
(we all feel) this sweet
sensation of joy?
"The Moose" by Elizabeth Bishop
I CAN imagine, in some otherworld
Primeval-dumb, far back
In that most awful stillness, that only gasped and hummed,
Humming-birds raced down the avenues.
"Humming-Bird" by D H Lawrence
Chair and bureau are the hieroglyphs
Of some godly utterance wakened heads ignore:
So these posed sheets, before they thin to nothing,
Speak in sign language of a lost otherworld,
A world we lose by merely waking up.
"The Ghost's Leavetaking" by Sylvia Plath
Dusky are the avenues of wine,
And we must cross the frontiers, though we will not,
Of the lost, fern-scented world:
Take the fern-seed on our lips,
Close the eyes, and go
Down the tendrilled avenues of wine and the otherworld.
"Grapes" by D H Lawrence

In news:

An otherworldly sonic disturbance, their sound is aggression turned musical.
'Ghosts 101' workshop helps you see, identify, avoid and get rid of otherworldly visitors.
Strangely glowing waves on the southern California coast are attracting surfers and kyakers, but what's causing this seemingly otherworldly phenomenon.
Kelley Armstrong brings her New York Times bestselling "Women of the Otherworld" series to a young-adult audience with "The Summoning, " the beginning of a new series.
Columbia, 1975 Before he got into African thumb pianos and otherworldly philosophizing, EWF founder Maurice White was a session drummer at Chess Stud.
The Capitol Hill photographer, who normally focuses on faces, turned his lens on the country's otherworldly nature during his 2,500-mile, three-week trip in a camper van.
An Otherworldly Opera That Speaks Klingon.
'Ghost' musical to close in August after 136 shows Just like its otherworldly lead character, the time has come for "Ghost the Musical" to disappear - at least from New York.
Syfy is in development on the otherworldly drama "The Communion Letters" from writers Jonathan Gruber and Dave Matalon.
In a special season in which an otherworldly rookie quarterback is giving the franchise hope, Haslett's defense seemed to be providing another reason not to take the Redskins seriously.
' Ghost ' musical to close in August after 136 shows Just like its otherworldly lead character, the time has come for " Ghost the Musical" to disappear - at least from New York.
Who do they think is so uninformed (otherworldly?
Paul is refreshingly nerdy, otherworldly, sweet, fantasy fun.
The prevailing ghostly, otherworldly lore is that if you can't see your reflection in the mirror, it means you're dead or a ghost.
An otherworldly hotel gives Tolkien fanatics a taste of the Shire.
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