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lower world

[loh-er] /ˈloʊ ər/
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. the regions of the dead, conceived of as lying beneath the surface of the earth; Hades; the underworld.
2.
the earth, as distinguished from the heavenly bodies or from heaven.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
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  • From all sides there is equally a way to the lower world.
  • But the region of this lower world is stormy, and one wave perpetually presses upon the neck of another.
  • While tariffs increase prices in the imposing country, they can also lower world market prices.
  • Larger-than-expected petroleum reserves could be translated into lower world oil prices in the future.
  • Bear and panther mounds on the north end of the lake, represent the opposing lower world.
  • Third, recycling, reuse and more efficient use could significantly lower world demand for newly extracted materials.
  • Producers in the rest of the world suffered losses, while consumers in the rest of the world gained from lower world food prices.
  • lower world crude-oil inflation was the principal factor behind the slowdown in gasoline inflation last year.
British Dictionary definitions for lower world

lower world

noun
1.
the earth as opposed to heaven or the spiritual world
2.
another name for hell
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