Earth in a sentence

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Definition of Earth

  • The globe or planet which we inhabit; the world, in distinction from the sun, moon, or stars. Also, this world as the dwelling place of mortals, in distinction from the dwelling place of spirits.
  • The solid materials which make up the globe, in distinction from the air or water; the dry land.
  • The softer inorganic matter composing part of the surface of the globe, in distinction from the firm rock; soil of all kinds, including gravel, clay, loam, and the like; sometimes, soil favorable to the growth of plants; the visible surface of the globe; the ground; as, loose earth; rich earth.
  • A part of this globe; a region; a country; land.
  • Worldly things, as opposed to spiritual things; the pursuits, interests, and allurements of this life.
  • The people on the globe.
  • Any earthy-looking metallic oxide, as alumina, glucina, zirconia, yttria, and thoria.
  • A similar oxide, having a slight alkaline reaction, as lime, magnesia, strontia, baryta.
  • A hole in the ground, where an animal hides himself; as, the earth of a fox.
  • The connection of any part an electric conductor with the ground; specif., the connection of a telegraph line with the ground through a fault or otherwise.
  • To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den.
  • To cover with earth or mold; to inter; to bury; -- sometimes with up.
  • To burrow.
  • a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
  • the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife
  • the abode of mortals (as contrasted with Heaven or Hell)
  • the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
  • the solid part of the earth's surface
  • the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
  • once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
  • connect to the earth
  • hide in the earth like a hunted animal

How to use earth in a sentence. Earth pronunciation.

I think he is ever setting thee off against Lord Eglington; and that is foolish, for Eglington is but a man of the earth earthy.
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It's the biggest jack-pot on earth.
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The lean, invisible, ghastly arm of death could find him, if Kaid willed, though he delved in the bowels of the Cairene earth, or climbed to an eagle's eyrie in the Libyan Hills.
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Thine eye pierces the earth.
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But there would be no spoil for them-no slaves with swelling breasts and lips of honey; no straight-limbed servants of their pleasure to wait on them with caressing fingers; no rich spoils carried back from the fields of war to the mud hut, the earth oven, and the thatched roof; no rings of soft gold and necklaces of amber snatched from the fingers and bosoms of the captive and the dead.
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Thunder rivet him to the Earth!
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As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords.
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So toppled my airy castle to the earth and left me stricken and forlorn.
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At last we halted under a beetling rampart of rock which projected from the earth high upon the mountain.
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He said that this surface quartz was not all there was of our mine; but that the wall or ledge of rock called the "Monarch of the Mountains," extended down hundreds and hundreds of feet into the earth -he illustrated by saying it was like a curb-stone, and maintained a nearly uniform thickness-say twenty feet-away down into the bowels of the earth, and was perfectly distinct from the casing rock on each side of it; and that it kept to itself, and maintained its distinctive character always, no matter how deep it extended into the earth or how far it stretched itself through and across the hills and valleys.
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Therefore, instead of working here on the surface, we must either bore down into the rock with a shaft till we came to where it was rich-say a hundred feet or so -or else we must go down into the valley and bore a long tunnel into the mountain side and tap the ledge far under the earth.
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We had not less than thirty thousand "feet" apiece in the "richest mines on earth" as the frenzied cant phrased it-and were in debt to the butcher.
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The path of every star is fixed and limited, every plant bears flowers and fruit which in form and color exactly resemble their kind, and in all the fundamental characteristics of their qualities and dispositions, of their instinctive bent and external impulse, all animals of the same species resemble each other; thus, the hunter who knows the red-deer in his father's forest, may know in every forest on earth how the stag will behave in any given case.
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And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
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A Russian novelist, with a pen in his hand, is the most truthful being on earth.
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Likewise how interesting is the comparison between the Prussian and the Bavarian; we may have a wholesome respect for Berlin, but we love Munich, in some respects the most attractive town on earth.
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The whole surface of the earth presented itself as a green-gold ocean, upon which were sprinkled millions of different flowers.
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The sweet, passionate melody went to his heart from the first note; it was glowing and languishing with inspiration, happiness, and beauty; it swelled and melted away; it touched on all that is precious, mysterious, and holy on earth.
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No one who has not seen those tears in the eyes of the beloved, knows yet to what a point, faint with shame and gratitude, a man may be happy on earth.
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Such love as that seems indeed too great for earth, too great for time, and to belong only to eternity.
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Examples of Earth

Example #1
His is the soul of the adventurer.
Example #2
I see him at his window looking out towards the Cloistered House; and if our neighbour comes forth, perhaps upon his hunter, or now in his cart, or again with his dogs, he draws his hat down upon his eyes and whispers to himself.
Example #3
Barnum's the man for this place-P. T. Barnum.
Example #4
Golly, how the whole thing glitters and stews!
Example #5
Whether it was diamond-dust or Achmet's thin thong that stopped the breath, it mattered not; it was sure.
Example #6
Escape, he knew, there was none, if his death was determined on; for spies were everywhere, and slaves in the pay of Kaid were everywhere, and such as were not could be bought or compelled, even if he took refuge in the house of a foreign consul.