otherworldly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj otherworldly existing outside of or not in accordance with nature "find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • otherworldly Governed in this life by motives relating to the consideration of existence in another and better world.
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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:

In otherworldly news, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson will co-headline the "Twins of Evil" tour at the Allstate Arena.
Otherworldly Defense of North Korea.
Paul is refreshingly nerdy, otherworldly , sweet, fantasy fun.
Denver voters shoot down otherworldly measure.
Entertainment Maybe Avatar isn't so otherworldly after all.
'Stardust' bursts with otherworldly delights.
Paul is refreshingly nerdy, otherworldly, sweet, fantasy fun.
Rising from the cracks of the New York City postpunk scene in the early '80s, Michael Gira and Swans' signature sound remains — even three decades later — an otherworldly sonic disturbance, pure aggression turned musical.
To the uninitiated, scuba often seems an impossibly exotic activity – an otherworldly affair as rarified as a space walk.
Of Montreal pal Kishi Bashi's East-West melodies simply sound otherworldly.
The broad swaths of color have an otherworldly air, and seem to confer upon the small farmhouse far below them a regal, if lonely kind of splendor.
Tycho's otherworldly phantasmagoria comes to fruition.
Patagonia's Cerro Torre See photos of Patagonia's otherworldly Cerro Torre from the climb that bagged one of alpine climbing's greatest prizes.
The otherworldly look of the rock formations at Alabama Hills has made the area a very popular location for movies, TV shows and commercials.
Apparently, otherworldly figures have been to appearing on the walls of the bar, ghostly sightings that, upon further investigation, aren't much of a mystery at all.
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