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Synonyms for earth

the celestial body where humans live

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Synonyms for earth

the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface

the abode of mortals (as contrasted with Heaven or Hell)

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once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife

a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)

hide in the earth like a hunted animal

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connect to the earth

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References in classic literature ?
The throwing down of his weapons and the withdrawing of his troop before his advance toward me would have signified a peaceful mission anywhere on Earth, so why not, then, on Mars!
Why the shots ceased after the tenth no one on earth has attempted to explain.
My task is done, and, thanks to the Spirits of earth and air, I have made as fair a home as Elfin hands can form.
Send forth your Spirits to carry sorrow and desolation over the happy earth, and win for yourself the fear and hatred of those who would so gladly love and reverence you.
He aimed another blow at Hercules, but struck awry, being blinded with wrath, and only hit his poor innocent Mother Earth, who groaned and trembled at the stroke.
Now Hercules (though strong enough, as you already know, to hold the sky up) began to be sensible that he should never win the victory, if he kept on knocking Antaeus down; for, by and by, if he hit him such hard blows, the Giant would inevitably, by the help of his Mother Earth, become stronger than the mighty Hercules himself.
This child, who is from the crust of the earth, like yourself, called you a Wizard.
That two lives will be snuffed out is nothing to the world calamity that entombs in the bowels of the earth the discoveries that I have made and proved in the successful construction of the thing that is now carrying us farther and farther toward the eternal central fires.
And he bade famous Hephaestus make haste and mix earth with water and to put in it the voice and strength of human kind, and fashion a sweet, lovely maiden-shape, like to the immortal goddesses in face; and Athene to teach her needlework and the weaving of the varied web; and golden Aphrodite to shed grace upon her head and cruel longing and cares that weary the limbs.
Barter not the light and air of heaven, and the freshness of earth and all the beautiful things which breathe upon it, for the cold cloister and the cell.
In proportion as we recede from the earth the action of gravitation diminishes in the inverse ratio of the square of the distance; that is to say,
Outside was perfect silence; but the thick padding was enough to intercept all sounds coming from the earth.
The sick and perishing--it was they who despised the body and the earth, and invented the heavenly world, and the redeeming blood-drops; but even those sweet and sad poisons they borrowed from the body and the earth!
Well, we crumble it up," answered Vassily, taking up some seed and rolling the earth in his palms.
Now, if old Lobbs had entertained the most remote or distant idea of the state of the affections of Nathaniel Pipkin, he would just have razed the school-room to the ground, or exterminated its master from the surface of the earth, or committed some other outrage and atrocity of an equally ferocious and violent description; for he was a terrible old fellow, was Lobbs, when his pride was injured, or his blood was up.