[ US /ˈəndɝˌwɝɫd/ ]
[ UK /ˈʌndəwˌɜːld/ ]
  1. (religion) the world of the dead
    No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth
  2. the criminal class
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How To Use underworld In A Sentence

  • Paul Williams is a master of talking horseshit, but even a guffer like him finds it hard to fill pages every week with shite sensationalism about the Irish criminal underworld. Irish Blogs
  • He is out there somewhere, lurking in the shadows of the underworld and, I do not doubt, burning for revenge. LION IN THE VALLEY
  • By their very nature, underworld deals are negotiated and sealed in cloak-and-dagger secrecy.
  • The Review, meanwhile, was uncovering the city's underworld, its gangsters and corrupt officials, its brutality and greed.
  • According to myth Hades also imprisoned his wife, Persephone , in the underworld's eternal darkness.
  • Under the barrel roof of York Hall – a boxing venue – music by Underworld sends a metallic beat through the action, and giant videos flicker behind a hectically lit revolving stage. Hamlet; Passion; Beautiful Burnout; Wanderlust
  • Choreographed to the 1947 Stravinsky score, Orpheus cleverly deploys six dancers to dramatise the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, with a chorus of living characters (Orpheus's friends/chorus) and the inhabitants of the underworld (Death and Furies). This week's new dance
  • Among these many worlds, the underworld of that age was representative of the outrageous, brash and lawless life.
  • Gardaí have repeatedly raised concerns at the poor security measures taken by many legal gun owners and the extent to which these firearms end up in the criminal underworld, to be used in shootings and murders.
  • Mr Williams praised the Gardaí but vowed not to be intimidated by those in the criminal underworld who he has been exposing for more than a decade.
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