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  • n. Plural form of firmament.


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  • The Christmas story takes God off his high throne in the firmaments and puts him into a crib, surrounded by animals, wrapped in dirty rags, and in grave danger.

    William Grassie: Christmas From The Outside In: A Meditation

  • Others, like Terrence Koh and John Cameron Mitchell, are rising stars in the firmaments, respectively, of the art world and independent film.

    G. Roger Denson: MoMA and AA Bronson Present "Queer Cinema: Today and Yesterday"

  • You told of the powers that pulsed the tides, swept the sun across the firmaments, and held the stars in their courses.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • Six new restaurants have rocketed into this rarest of firmaments.

    Fact And Comment

  • Everything we read after that comes out of the brooding by the Holy Spirit: the bringing forth of the vegetation, the fish of the sea, the fowl of the air, the separation of the firmaments that are above the water from the firmaments that are beneath the waters.


  • I didn't work my arse off for six days separating the sodding firmaments just so that he could give the whole place away to some sandal-wearing pinko time-wasters without the gumption to get themselves a decent standard of living.

    The Son of God

  • Ever changing with the ebb and flow of data, star clusters would blaze into existence, filling their once dark firmaments with pointillisms of light.

    Neurosurgical Intervention For Beginners

  • And even in Genesis, God commences creation by dividing the lightness from the dark and the upper firmaments from the lower.

    Jeff Dorchen: Shibbolethism

  • There are hundreds of Palins out there, quietly and not so chipping away at the firmaments of our democracy; the Alaska-ness is an added wild card, another shroud.

    Palin | Goblin Mercantile Exchange

  • At feasts and festivals also, in firmaments she has often graced, and among constellations she outshone but yesterday, she is still the prevalent subject.

    Bleak House


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