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  • Intently he listened for any sound from the nether world...
    James Matthew Barrie  --  The Adventures of Peter Pan
  • ...she could not bear a coarse word, so far as her limited vocabulary reached she had a passion for euphemisms, and she scented indecency everywhere; she never spoke of trousers but referred to them as nether garments...
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • His father had given him a high-bridged nose, a stern nether lip, and high cheekbones.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Covering up the Toad’s nether regions?"
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order

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  • My demon drummer of the nether depths now chose to do his stuff, and the resultant cacophony rolled through the hush of the morning like distant thunder.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • I ordered a pitcher of beer, and then another, and drank myself into a nether world of hallucinations.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Mother sighs, narrows her eyes at the spaniel, Shelby, licking his nether parts.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Her bottom plate was not in, and her upper lip protruded; from time to time she would draw her nether lip to her upper plate and carry her chin with it.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • I know a lady in Venice would have walked barefoot to Palestine for a touch of his nether lip.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • He still wore knee-breeches, and dark cotton stockings on his nether limbs; but they were not the breeches.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist

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  • Henceforth our work is to be a sealed book to her, till at least such time as we can tell her that all is finished, and the earth free from a monster of the nether world.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • His first entry on the scene, few people could tell whence, dropping down as it were out of the sky or starting from the nether earth, had an aspect of mystery, which was easily heightened to the miraculous.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The dwarf buttoned his bum-flap, which had been blasted open by the gale emanating from his nether regions.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • The little princess talked incessantly, her short, downy upper lip continually and rapidly touching her rosy nether lip when necessary and drawing up again next moment when her face broke into a smile of glittering teeth and sparkling eyes.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • His nether garment was a yellow nankeen, closely fitted to the shape, and tied at his bunches of knees by large knots of white ribbon, a good deal sullied by use.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • But here await me, and comfort thy dejected spirit and feed on good hope, for I will not leave thee in the nether world.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • The eagle and the man on the cross kept guard for a little while over the empty pueblo; then, as though they had seen enough, sank slowly down through their hatchways, out of sight, into the nether world.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • From gnashing of the Narrow Ice where shadow lies on frozen hills, from nether heats and burning waste he turned in haste, and roving still on starless waters far astray at last he came to Night of Naught, and passed, and never sight he saw of shining shore nor light he sought.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The old gentleman lifted his shaggy eyebrows, protruded his thick nether lip, and tapped the arms of his chair with his cushioned fingertips.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • The underworld was beneath the earth’s surface but above the nether waters, the great abyss.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • And so Sir Tristram be-bled both the over sheet and the nether, and pillows, and head sheet.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Biting her nether lip, hooking the placket of her skirt.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Even if Peter just had to pee, he didn’t want to do it standing next to some gargantuan twelfth grader who might make a comment about, well, the fact that he was a puny ninth grader, particularly in his nether regions.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • A void boundless as a nether sky.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • And so Sir Tristram be-bled both the over sheet and the nether, and pillows, and head sheet.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • Good nuncle, in; and ask thy daughters blessing: here’s a night pities nether wise men nor fools.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • I now observed—with what horror it is needless to say—that its nether extremity was formed of a crescent of glittering steel, about a foot in length from horn to horn; the horns upward, and the under edge evidently as keen as that of a razor.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Yet higher than their tops The verdurous wall of Paradise upsprung; Which to our general sire gave prospect large Into his nether empire neighbouring round.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • She turned her Palms out and down as ff he were a small stove burning softly somewhere in a nether world and she came to warm her hands at him.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • As she looked full at me, I saw her face grow sharper and paler, and the marks of the old wound lengthen out until it cut through the disfigured lip, and deep into the nether lip, and slanted down the face.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • It had taken on a soft nether light under the orange spots, the boatman leaning with eternal indolence against his tiller while the sunset blazed around him and the buildings conspired together over urban waters.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • In it you can view these primordial rocks that have never seen the light of day, this nether granite that forms the powerful foundation of our globe, the deep caves cut into the stony mass, the outlines of incomparable distinctness whose far edges stand out in black as if from the brush of certain Flemish painters.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • A youngish man with flaxen hair, a bristly straw-coloured moustache, and a dropping nether lip, was sitting and holding my wrist.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Know then for sure, the coursers of the sun Not many times shall run their race, before Thou shalt have given the fruit of thine own loins In quittance of thy murder, life for life; For that thou hast entombed a living soul, And sent below a denizen of earth, And wronged the nether gods by leaving here A corpse unlaved, unwept, unsepulchered.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • Her nether lip quivered now.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Another phenomenon, still more strikingly modern, was a package of lucifer matches, which, in old times, would have been thought actually to borrow their instantaneous flame from the nether fires of Tophet.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Chance people on the bridges peeping over the parapets into a nether sky of fog, with fog all round them, as if they were up in a balloon and hanging in the misty clouds.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • But the moment had now arrived when earth and all his treasures were gliding from before his eyes, and when the savage Baron’s heart, though hard as a nether millstone, became appalled as he gazed forward into the waste darkness of futurity.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Her teaching had a reflex action upon herself, insomuch that she thought she could perceive no great personal difference between being respected in the nether parts of Casterbridge and glorified at the uppermost end of the social world.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • The gown fell gauntly from her shoulders, across her fallen breasts, then tightened upon her paunch and fell again, ballooning a little above the nether garments whichshe wouldremove layer by layer as the springaccomplished and the warm days,in color regal and moribund.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • Now the other side presented itself to Lily, the volcanic nether side of the surface over which conjecture and innuendo glide so lightly till the first fissure turns their whisper to a shriek.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Medical science does not seal the earth, whose nether creatures seep out, hair by hair, disguised like the smoke that dispels them.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • They wandered onward till they reached the nether margin of the heath, where it became marshy and merged in moorland.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • So these two upper and nether visages confronted each other all day long, the white face looking down on the brown face, and the brown face looking up at the white face, without anything standing between them but the two girls crawling over the surface of the former like flies.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • …to be luring that decent company by the magic scream of his fiddle—luring discreet matrons in turban-shaped caps, nay, Mrs. Crackenthorp herself, the summit of whose perpendicular feather was on a level with the Squire’s shoulder—luring fair lasses complacently conscious of very short waists and skirts blameless of front-folds—luring burly fathers in large variegated waistcoats, and ruddy sons, for the most part shy and sheepish, in short nether garments and very long coat-tails.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • The legendary Bourne had turned; life in the nether world had become too much for him and the temptation to come in from the cold with over five million dollars had been too alluring to resist.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • She was ready to enter the "land of no return," the nether world of death and darkness, governed by her enemy and sister goddess, Ereshkigal.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • The clothes of this gentleman were much bespeckled with flue; and his shoes, stockings, and nether garments, from his heels to the waist buttons of his coat inclusive, were profusely embroidered with splashes of mud, caught a fortnight previously—before the setting-in of the fine weather.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Modern bourgeois society with its relations of production, of exchange and of property, a society that has conjured up such gigantic means of production and of exchange, is like the sorcerer, who is no longer able to control the powers of the nether world whom he has called up by his spells.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • The plum-pudding was of the same handsome roundness as ever, and came in with the symbolic blue flames around it, as if it had been heroically snatched from the nether fires, into which it had been thrown by dyspeptic Puritans; the dessert was as splendid as ever, with its golden oranges, brown nuts, and the crystalline light and dark of apple-jelly and damson cheese; in all these things Christmas was as it had always been since Tom could remember; it was only distinguished, it by…
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
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