nether region

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nether region (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton","a demon from the depths of the pit","Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson"
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Usage

In literature:

Hot as nether depths of infernal regions.
"Cabin Fever" by B. M. Bower
Whether guilty or innocent, it was as if old de Barral had been down to the Nether Regions.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
The road to the nether regions is paved with good intentions, we are given to understand.
"Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West" by William MacLeod Raine
Then he dived back into the nether regions of the machine for more provender.
"Further Adventures of Lad" by Albert Payson Terhune
Those fierce and mighty Danavas live in the nether regions.
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
And, O lord of the earth, consuming the nether regions as also everything upon this Earth that fire destroyeth all things in a moment.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
I rule above, and in nether regions, where there is Eternal Fire.
"Punch, or The London Charivari, Vol. 100., Jan. 17, 1891" by Various
She was moving with stately tread toward the dining-room when Matilda came hurrying up from the nether regions of the house.
"No. 13 Washington Square" by Leroy Scott
Vali was forthwith seized and bound as a promise-breaker, and sent to reside in the nether regions.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Anything more suggestive of gloom and of regions of nether darkness I never beheld.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
Whether guilty or innocent, it was as if old de Barral had been down to the Nether Regions.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Forgotten was his wicked counterfeit of the nether region.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
These upper and nether regions through which the soul passes and settles its accounts with the past, are not in any sense permanent.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
The landlord's eyes bulged from their sockets as if a spirit from the nether regions had confronted him.
"Mistress Nell" by George C. Hazelton, Jr.
Yes, so the Evil One treats his poor victims before he takes them to the nether regions!
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
Neither Pluto, god of the nether regions, nor his brother, Neptune, god of the sea, emigrated like the other gods.
"The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine" by Heinrich Heine
Once he followed some of his low associates into the nether regions and spent a long time in that land of goblins and vice.
"Folk-Tales of the Khasis" by K. U. Rafy
Is it impossible, thought he, to rescue the king's son from the nether regions?
"Folk-Tales of Bengal" by Lal Behari Day
The descent was like taking leave of the bright upper world to go down into some nether region, from which there would be no exit.
"Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume II (of 2)" by Isabella L. Bird
Nobody threw a boot at him, nobody consigned him to the nether regions, nobody told him what his mother had been.
"Captain Calamity" by Rolf Bennett
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In poetry:

I hesitate to say it, but your spout
Is with unhandsome rivets held together —
Mute witnesses of treatment meted out
In regions nether.
"To An Old Teapot" by Fay Inchfawn

In news:

Hey I ain't judgin'…if them dudes wish to explore the nether-regions of their mind then good on 'em.
The New—and Disturbing—Trend of Lightening Women's Nether Regions.
Men Can Pad Their Nether Regions, Too.
In Twitter's early days, hackers enjoyed breaking into the company's accounts to embarrass news anchors or make obscene jokes about Britney Spears' nether regions.
There's no official word, by the way, on whether the man's nether region now sports a manly cleft.
Especially when he ends up with a tattoo with your name on it in his nether region.
That was answered ages ago when scientists discovered all the benefits gained from consuming yogurt 's live cultures, including warding off lactose intolerance, colon cancer and other such problems associated with our nether regions.
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