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  • n. Plural form of underworld.

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Examples

  • These blinders of orthodox economics, shutting out the larger natural and human world, were challenged by figures inhabiting what John Maynard Keynes called the "underworlds" of economics.

    Darwiniana

  • I'm not sure I can articulate the overall theme of the anthology, other than the creation of extremely scary, arcane underworlds and a vibe of isolation.

    intertribal: literary horror: phantom, lovecraft unbound

  • In some places, an outright mythology shrouds the catacombs and underworlds that lie beneath the bustle.

    Unseen Washington: Photographer David Deal sees the city's hidden side

  • Fraught with danger, the trail finds them stalking the mysterious occult underworlds of Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York, searching out the root of the curse.

    SPOTLIGHT on Justin Gustainis! And a contest too! « Urban Fantasy Land

  • First night kids wear periods at the ends of those phrases, so the bartender points them to the elder exotic with stories to tell and whispers to them about accessible late night underworlds in the town.

    Abel in the Bar by the Youth Hostel

  • Shine then explained that Clay Davis had been beholden to a number of interests — businesses, political ties, thugs in the underworlds, etc.

    What Do Real Thugs Think of The Wire? Part Six - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The deal to smuggle the bomb-grade uranium, according to the Georgians, reportedly involved a corrupt Russian military officer, elements of the Georgian and Armenian criminal underworlds, and an Armenian contact of Kurdish descent working in Russia.

    A Smuggler’s Story

  • As I was writing, however, I realized that one of the most interesting aspects of the world that humans have constructed on the surface of the earth is the creation of mock or artificial underworlds in the sense of places that are meant to exclude organic life, where everything is meant to be a creation of human artifice rather than given from the larger universe.

    Boing Boing

  • Burton has an uncanny aptitude for intertwining the human and the paranormal so seamlessly that sudden demon attacks and labyrinthine underworlds are perfectly believable.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Doing its small part to reconcile the vampire underworlds of the two series, Toobworld Central had to find a splainin for the discrepancy between their two environments.

    Archive 2009-07-26

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