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Unless we’ve launched some kind of classified aircraft, no way this thing is terrestrial."
Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  relating to the planet Earth


relating to land (in contrast to sea or air)
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  • Unless we’ve launched some kind of classified aircraft, no way this thing is terrestrial."
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • My own pessimism, my insecurity, was a more terrestrial affair.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Phantasms specters ghouls visitants post-terrestrials apparitions, Lidewij.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • The ball represented the terrestrial globe and the stick in his other hand a scepter.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • "That is what we must find out," returned Gaetano, fixing his eyes on this terrestrial star.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Do you feel, yet, that you belong to this terrestrial scheme again, Mr. Darnay?
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • If I may state my intellectual position I am, so far as concerns things purely terrestrial, somewhat in the position which Enoch occupied spiritually!
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • All which is terrestrial is subject to sin.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Robyn and I observed the whole show (including the terrestrial maneuvers in our box) with pure enjoyment.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • His heart, swelled by the intoxication of joy, felt ready to dissolve away at the very gate of that terrestrial paradise called Love!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers

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  • At most terrestrial men fancied there might be other men upon Mars, perhaps inferior to themselves and ready to welcome a missionary enterprise.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • But Phileas Fogg, who was not travelling, but only describing a circumference, took no pains to inquire into these subjects; he was a solid body, traversing an orbit around the terrestrial globe, according to the laws of rational mechanics.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • It was about an Earthling man and woman who were kidnapped by extra-terrestrials.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • ’Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • You’ve taken your studies as far as terrestrial science can go.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • To demolish the constructed word, a social revolution, a terrestrial revolution are required.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The winds which passed over my dwelling were such as sweep over the ridges of mountains, bearing the broken strains, or celestial parts only, of terrestrial music.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Number XVII appears to have been composed before rationing became serious; but in general the diabolical method of dating seems to bear no relation to terrestrial time and I have not attempted to reproduce it.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • But the under surfaces of the huge masses of agitated vapor, as well as all terrestrial objects immediately around us, were glowing in the unnatural light of a faintly luminous and distinctly visible gaseous exhalation which hung about and enshrouded the mansion.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • The consequence of this is the potential introduction of virulent organisms into the present terrestrial ecologic framework.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Candide, driven from terrestrial paradise, walked a long while without knowing where, weeping, raising his eyes to heaven, turning them often towards the most magnificent of castles which imprisoned the purest of noble young ladies.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • He then conveyed him and his sister into the veriest old well of a shivering best-parlour that ever was seen, where the maps upon the wall, and the celestial and terrestrial globes in the windows, were waxy with cold.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • Where they come from? I suppose the sky is their home; they need no terrestrial haven.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • After the American explorer Robert Peary claimed to have reached the North Pole in 1909 and Roald Amundsen led a Norwegian party to the South Pole in 1911, Everest-the so-called Third Pole-became the most coveted object in the realm of terrestrial exploration.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Yet however terrestrial and lumpy their appearance just now to the mean unglamoured eye, to themselves the case was different.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • What wonder then if fields and regions here Breathe forth Elixir pure, and rivers run Potable gold, when with one virtuous touch The arch-chemick sun, so far from us remote, Produces, with terrestrial humour mixed, Here in the dark so many precious things Of colour glorious, and effect so rare?
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • t The serpent (in mythology a symbol of the terrestrial waters) corresponds precisely to Daphne’s father, the river Peneus.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Even its position terrestrially is one of the elements of a new interest, and for no particular reason save that the incident of the night had occurred there Oak went again into the plantation.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • They couldn’t last without terrestrial resupply, so they emigrated to the Outback and named the survey world after their moon.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • …I told thee of, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "and don’t mind any other, for thou knowest nothing about colures, lines, parallels, zodiacs, ecliptics, poles, solstices, equinoxes, planets, signs, bearings, the measures of which the celestial and terrestrial spheres are composed; if thou wert acquainted with all these things, or any portion of them, thou wouldst see clearly how many parallels we have cut, what signs we have seen, and what constellations we have left behind and are now…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • In presence of this scene after the other there was a natural instinct to abjure man as the blot on an otherwise kindly universe; till it was remembered that all terrestrial conditions were intermittent, and that mankind might some night be innocently sleeping when these quiet objects were raging loud.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Though they seemed able to breathe terrestrial air, they sometimes carried small cylinders of gas from which they refreshed themselves occasionally.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • However slight the terrestrial intercourse between Dante and Beatrice or Petrarch and Laura, time changes the proportion of things, and in later days it is preferable to have fewer sonnets and more conversation.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • What moved me was the thought that this Florence which I could see, so near and yet inaccessible, in my imagination, if the tract which separated it from me, in myself, was not one that I might cross, could yet be reached by a circuit, by a digression, were I to take the plain, terrestrial path.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • In short, in his bringing up he has been so nursed by Law and Equity that he has become a kind of fossil imp, to account for whose terrestrial existence it is reported at the public offices that his father was John Doe and his mother the only female member of the Roe family, also that his first long-clothes were made from a blue bag.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Listener, S. E. by E.: Narrator, N. W. by W.: on the 53rd parallel of latitude, N., and 6th meridian of longitude, W.: at an angle of 45 degrees to the terrestrial equator.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The Lannings survived only in the person of two very old but lively Miss Lannings, who lived cheerfully and reminiscently among family portraits and Chippendale; the Dagonets were a considerable clan, allied to the best names in Baltimore and Philadelphia; but the van der Luydens, who stood above all of them, had faded into a kind of super-terrestrial twilight, from which only two figures impressively emerged; those of Mr. and Mrs. Henry van der Luyden.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Jude leaped out of arm’s reach, and walked along the trackway weeping—not from the pain, though that was keen enough; not from the perception of the flaw in the terrestrial scheme, by which what was good for God’s birds was bad for God’s gardener; but with the awful sense that he had wholly disgraced himself before he had been a year in the parish, and hence might be a burden to his great-aunt for life.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • …helped her break it in with axes and they found him, who had seen his sole means of support looted by the defenders of his cause, even if he had repudiated it and them, with three days’ uneaten food beside his pallet bed as if he had spent the three days in a mental balancing of his terrestrial accounts, found the result and proved it and then turned upon his contemporary scene of folly and outrage and injustice the dead and consistent impassivity of a cold and inflexible disapproval.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Jones, being at length arrived at those terrestrial Elysian fields, would now soon have discovered his lordship’s mansion; but the peer unluckily quitted his former house when he went for Ireland; and as he was just entered into a new one, the fame of his equipage had not yet sufficiently blazed in the neighbourhood; so that, after a successless enquiry till the clock had struck eleven, Jones at last yielded to the advice of Partridge, and retreated to the Bull and Gate in Holborn,…
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Give me thy hand, terrestrial; so;—give me thy hand, celestial; so.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Max realized it was pointless to compare this creature to anything terrestrial.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • They also integrate with terrestrial systems seamlessly.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Smuggling, both terrestrial and interstellar, was a profitable and entertaining business.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • The contraction of the terrestrial scaffolding, when it suddenly cooled, had been evidently the cause.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Amidst all their exultations, Americans and Frenchmen should remember that the perfectibility of man is only human and terrestrial perfectibility.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • It never morphs completely from an aquatic larva into a terrestrial form, always staying in between, unsure of whether it’s a fish or a reptile.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Fanny took a good deal of time: lying back with her eyes shut, and her eyebrows raised with a hopeless expression as if she had utterly given up all terrestrial affairs.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • One would think that, appointed to rule on earth, it seeks to revenge itself upon the beings that come nearest to rising above the trammels of earthly caution; for it is only women who manage to put at times into their love an element just palpable enough to give one a fright—an extra-terrestrial touch.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • First, he peopled the worlds below and the heavens above; next, he made the earth ready for terrestrial spirits; then from his mouth proceeded the Brahman caste, nearest in likeness to himself, highest and noblest, sole teachers of the Vedas, which at the same time flowed from his lips in finished state, perfect in all useful knowledge.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
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