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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the firmament or heavens.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the firmament; celestial; being of the upper regions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the firmament; celestial; being of the upper regions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to the firmament or upper regions


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firmament +‎ -al


  • It never was, never will be Besides, if there be infinite planetary and firmamental worlds, as [6610] some will, there be infinite genii or commanding spirits belonging to each of them; and so, per consequens (for they will be all adored), infinite religions.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The dark rim of the upland drew a keen sad line against the pale glow of the sky, unbroken except where a young cedar on the lawn, that had outgrown its fellow trees, shot its pointed head across the horizon, piercing the firmamental lustre like a sting.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • The firmamental conflagration faded away, and the soft night spread its shadows over the earth.


  • Here also are found the insignificant lightness of the pebble and the mighty lightness of the planet; while between them range the weighty masses, superior to the petty ponderability of the one, and unequal to the firmamental float of the other.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862

  • The thought that overarches the centuries with firmamental sweep is the thought of the Ensemble.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 30, April, 1860

  • The 'higher deities' are the two last in these five Deva worlds which, by the Buddhists, were included with hell, the Peta's or ghosts, animals, men, Asuras, and firmamental spirits, in the 'Kāmaloka of sense-desire,' inferior in space to the Heavens of 'Form' and the 'Formless.'

    Psalms of the Sisters

  • Can the whole firmamental creation in its turn be nothing but a corner of some mightier scheme?

    Science and the Infinite or Through a Window in the Blank Wall

  • But there were certain early winter days in Casterbridge -- days of firmamental exhaustion which followed angry south-westerly tempests -- when, if the sun shone, the air was like velvet.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • And then high up in the firmamental darkness we heard the clamant cries of some great, passing birds.

    Sixes and Sevens

  • Pausing first to put the door key in its old place behind the shutter, she resolutely turned her face to the confronting pile of firmamental darkness beyond the palings, and stepped into its midst.

    The Return of the Native


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