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Definition relating to the planet Earth


relating to land (in contrast to sea or air)
  • I just wanted to go back to that secret post-terrestrial third space with him that we visited when we talked on the phone.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
terrestrial = earth
  • Peter, those are not post-terrestrials.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • terrestrials = earth
  • Phantasms specters ghouls visitants post-terrestrials apparitions, Lidewij.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • terrestrials = earth
  • It was about an Earthling man and woman who were kidnapped by extra-terrestrials.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Robyn and I observed the whole show (including the terrestrial maneuvers in our box) with pure enjoyment.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Max realized it was pointless to compare this creature to anything terrestrial.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • 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
  • Would my spirit be happier wandering the Terrestrial Kingdom—planet Earth—forever?
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • 'Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • Amidst all their exultations, Americans and Frenchmen should remember that the perfectibility of man is only human and terrestrial perfectibility.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The ball represented the terrestrial globe and the stick in his other hand a scepter.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • 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
  • Give me thy hand, terrestrial; so;—give me thy hand, celestial; so.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • They couldn't last without terrestrial resupply, so they emigrated to the Outback and named the survey world after their moon.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • 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
  • 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
  • To demolish the constructed word, a social revolution, a terrestrial revolution are required.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • 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
  • "That is what we must find out," returned Gaetano, fixing his eyes on this terrestrial star.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I suppose the sky is their home; they need no terrestrial haven.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn

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