1. belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly
    so terrene a being as himself
    not a fairy palace; yet a mundane wonder of unimagined kind
  2. of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air
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How To Use terrene In A Sentence

  • It is you, his self-professed terrene representatives, because you find yourself increasingly irrelevant as the human species matures, like a child into adulthood, beyond the need for parental gods and devils and moves into the space where it understands that it is master of its own fate. Archive 2010-01-01
  • If the vessel goes over, she has to cut her contraterrene tonnage. Passage at Arms
  • When you roll down your car window and ask for the distance, it's understood that you aren't asking for the distance by chopper or a subterrene. Library of Economics and Liberty
  • Lover-Girl Eridani hyperspace attack contraterrene planet bomb stellar kill. Archive 2010-01-01
  • That story contained science fiction's first reference to contraterrene, or as we know it today, antimatter. Jack's Shack
  • And so farre did this sodaine knowledge in him extend; that he could conceive of divine and celestiall things, and that they were more to be admired and reverenced, then those of humane or terrene consideration; wherefore the more gladly he contented himselfe, to tarry till she awaked of her owne accord. The Decameron
  • But if the doctrine of the human form brings unity to our conceptions of mankind, and sees the terrene man as a globe of societies and churches, its effects upon moral philosophy are not less important, for it embraces kindreds and tongues in one fraternal whole.
  • She floated down the steps and found herself in a big subterrene room with walls tiled like those of the hotel bathroom. We Can't Have Everything
  • Some men say that a ship of normal matter couldn't be operated in contraterrene space. The Other Side Of Nowhere
  • This "something more" is related to the manner in which the scene appears somehow in possession of itself: "for the elements have their motions, though the objects they illuminate are fixed, and the ether hath its transparency, the stars their chrystalline, and the lamp its vital flame, though the ruin and its terrene accompaniments have their opaque solidity. Making Visible: The Diorama, the Double and the (Gothic) Subject
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