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other world

the world after death; the future world.
Origin of other world
1150-1200; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Alas, there was that look we know so well and fear so much—that look of not belonging to us, the elsewhere, other-world look.

    Lotus Buds Amy Carmichael
  • She had only been with us a month when we were startled by the other-world look on the baby's face.

    Lotus Buds Amy Carmichael
  • The other-world of the Celts does not seem, however, to have been always pictured as beneath the earth.

    Celtic Religion Edward Anwyl
  • He did look for a moment as though he had seen a ghost, an other-world thing.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • Then why could not these other-world memories of the boy resurrect?

  • The very basis of Christianity, in fine, is an other-world utilitarianism.

    Rationalism John Mackinnon Robertson
  • I wonder how an other-world entity, ignorant of humans, would explain a shaving-kit or a lipstick.

    Stamped Caution Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • The story in these forms represents an other-world abduction.

  • But first I must tell how, as a boy, I had had these other-world memories.

British Dictionary definitions for other-world

other world

the spirit world or afterlife
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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