Definitions

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  • adjective Without worlds; planetless.
  • adjective philosophy That does not belong to a world; abstract, without context.

Etymologies

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world +‎ -less

Examples

  • In the worldless short film version, two of the ragdolls -- 9 and 5 -- are scavenging for items when they encounter and must fight one of the ramshackle machine monsters, whose head is a skull, limbs are metal, and torso made out of the burlap hide of ragdolls it's already killed.

    Elijah Wood Goes Animated For Post-Apocalyptic Animated Epic, ‘9’ » MTV Movies Blog

  • With kids my reading consisted of reading tons of children's books from Eric Carle to Richard Scary to foreign translated czech authors to worldless picture books to Brian Jacques 500 page children/adult novels with fake animal languages in their texts.

    Does reading on the internet count as reading?

  • With no Time and no World, in the deeps that are timeless and worldless.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • Hunter's "Box Of Rain" says these lyrics were "written to a Moorish setting composed by Mickey Hart that eventually evolved into a worldless melodic segment of Terrapin Station."

    L'Alhambra

  • Hunter's "Box Of Rain" says these lyrics were "written to a Moorish setting composed by Mickey Hart that eventually evolved into a worldless melodic segment of Terrapin Station."

    L'Alhambra

  • The Mongol wrenched open the sprung door, thrust inward with the tulwar, and the howl of triumph he voiced was as worldless and wild as a wolf's.

    The Defiant Agents

  • Whenever he tried to imagine a thing to do next, his mind spun and the worldless howling thing inside him stirred.

    Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

  • The soft sounds of the night set my wooing to a worldless melody, as I pressed my kisses on her lips.

    The Prisoner of Zenda: being the history of three months in the life of an English gentleman

  • The fabric on which he stood was gone, and he seemed to be poised on nothing in a worldless universe of gray -- alone.

    The Wreck of the Titan or, Futility

  • Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings; no words could inspire a pleasanter content than did M. Paul's worldless presence.

    Villette

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