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earthbound1

[urth-bound] /ˈɜrθˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
firmly set in or attached to the earth.
2.
limited to the earth or its surface.
3.
having only earthly interests.
4.
lacking in imagination or sophistication:
earthbound prose.
Also, earth-bound.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; earth + -bound1

earthbound2

[urth-bound] /ˈɜrθˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
headed for the earth:
an earthbound meteorite.
Also, earth-bound.
Origin
1930-35; earth + -bound2
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Examples for earthbound
  • It also sends an alert to earthbound astronomers, who can take a closer look with bigger telescopes.
  • His characters, though fewer in number, appear more varied and less earthbound than theirs.
  • The daily press was scathing about what was-dodgy stage-management aside-a dreary, earthbound slab of oratory.
  • Increasingly, earthbound observations are being backed up by satellite telescopes of various kinds.
  • And this earthbound quality paradoxically makes the story seem even more extraordinary: sometimes, indeed, downright unlikely.
  • Much of the earthbound drama of this lengthy film is tangled, confusing, clumsy.
  • The bulk of research is spend on making earthbound solar more affordable.
  • If these trends continue, within a few years earthbound observatories will outperform today's space telescopes.
  • That's because earthbound vehicles only have to carry the fuel half with them.
  • As such, it exhibits many of the phenomena observed in earthbound plasma experiments, such as anode tufting.
British Dictionary definitions for earthbound

earthbound

/ˈɜːθˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
confined to the earth
2.
lacking in imagination; pedestrian or dull
3.
moving or heading towards the earth
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