from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The world of the dead.
- n. The part of society engaged in crime and vice: "In this black-white nether world, nobody judged the customers” ( Malcolm X).
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- n. The place to which one's spirit descends upon death, conceived as below the surface of the earth.
- n. The locale of the spirit world or afterlife, whether deemed to be situated below the world of the living or not.
- n. Specifically, a location of punishment in the afterlife; a hell.
- n. A hidden, shadowy, or sinister subculture, such as that of organized crime.
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- n. (religion) the world of the dead
Rhyme deduced the FBI man was referring to the netherworld of intelligence—government snooping agencies that might not technically have jurisdiction in the country but who can maneuver through loopholes to keep on top of possible malfeasance within the borders.
By the time issue #12 came along, readers had been to Rann, a "netherworld," and a Nazi-friendly alternate Earth (complete with Nazi Challengers of the Unknown).
After the Rannians executed him, a Rannian wizard named Mordorh discovered that when Molantans die, their spirits go to a "netherworld," from whence they can be brought back.
Yes, its leaders may commit sin, after all, these leaders are just human, still capable of committing sin but as Jesus said it will not be conquered by the gates of the netherworld, meaning it will still continue to exist until the end of time.
As one of the bloggers who has been given credit for starting the blogswarm on the Congo rape epidemic, and as someone who has always, always questioned the way Africa has been portrayed as this "netherworld" of our worst nightmares or our most victimized victims see Africa: This Year's Entertainment and Decolonizing Feminism posts, I take these concerns very seriously.
But this whole kind of netherworld of sports memorabilia, what's legitimate, what's not, and this is probably a big part of his income right now.
Once again, about 6: 30 in the evening, sunset at about 5: 50, and so the pilots would have been in that kind of netherworld time of dusk.
And I don't know quote how this has been effected, but somehow I think dissenting voices have been kowtowed into, if not silenced, into a kind of netherworld, and aren't heard.
And the kind of netherworld, almost, relationship it has with the federal government has been a mixed blessing.
One source said he believes Crown is intending to hold the job for Stern but that the editor has been left in a "netherworld" by Penguin, unable to leave yet also unable to comfortably stay.