Sublunar Sub*lu"nar, Sublunary Sub"lu*na*ry, a. [Pref. sub + lunar, or lunary: cf. F. sublunaire.] Situated beneath the moon; hence, of or pertaining to this world; terrestrial; earthly. [1913 Webster]

All things sublunary are subject to change. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

All sublunary comforts imitate the changeableness, as well as feel the influence, of the planet they are under. --South. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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