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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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Western culture has long ascribed to dying men, and psychopaths, the ability to speak uncomfortable truths -- and Dorner knew he was not long for this world when he wrote, "Never again should any public official state that their prayers and thoughts are with the family.
But, alas, Brill's campaign was not long for this world.
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I have a guy with liver failure and he's not long for this world.