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world

1. the earth as a planet, esp including its inhabitants
2. mankind; the human race
3. the universe or cosmos; everything in existence
4. a complex united whole regarded as resembling the universe
5. any star or planet, esp one that might be inhabited
6. an area, sphere, or realm considered as a complete environment
7. Logic See possible world

world

[wərld]
(relativity)
Pertaining to Lorentz transformations and four-dimensional space-time, rather than rotations and three-dimensional space, as in world scalar, world vector, world line.
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But more than even the puncturing, I came to be unnerved by the extraordinary means we sometimes used to keep some folks alive who were clearly not long for this world anymore.
During one of these interludes, Louis suffers a mild heart attack, confirming what he already knows - he's not long for this world, and no amount of exercise or right living can stem the inevitable.
I'vefound several small tortoiseshells in January over the years,but worst of all was a comma,its raggedy wings in perfect condition,but not long for this world,as it shivered on a grassy bank.
The meddling burghers of Brussels have taken away your beloved pounds and ounces, the quid in your pocket is not long for this world, and a good old-fashioned pint is about to be replaced by the loathsome litre.
But there are some sublime moments too, not least the blending of his own song Not Long For This World with the traditional Streets Of Laredo.
Pop culture pundits who looked to the slimming ratings of ``Survivor'' sequels and the mediocre performance of ``The Mole'' and ``Chains of Love'' predicted that reality television was not long for this world.