Definitions

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  • noun A world that makes up part of a larger world.

Etymologies

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sub- +‎ world

Examples

  • Purnell is precisely right to believe that in this downturn the most important thing his department can do is make sure another generation is not written off, cast into a welfare dependency subworld, and then has to sit out the next expansion while the new jobs are imported.

    Davis / Purnell

  • And again, though it oughtn't to have been surprising, it was: this evidence of the existence of the subworld, or the parallel world, of medieval learning in its Islamic guise, still intact in the late twentieth century.

    Among the Believers

  • And again, though it oughtn't to have been surprising, it was: this evidence of the existence of the subworld, or the parallel world, of medieval learning in its Islamic guise, still intact in the late twentieth century.

    Among the Believers

  • This list of Woody Allen's is the ultimate consumer report, and the extent to which it has been quoted approvingly suggests a new class in America, a subworld of people rigid with apprehension that they will die wearing the wrong sneaker, naming the wrong symphony, preferring

    This Recording

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