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(RQ:Milton Paradise Lost)
2011, Piers Sellers, ''The Guardian'', 6 July:
- So your orientation changes a little bit but it sinks in that the world is a sphere, and you're going around it, sometimes under it, sideways, or over it.
The apparent outer limit of space; the edge of the heavens, imagined as a hollow globe within which celestial bodies appear to be embedded. (defdate)
1635, John Donne, "His parting form her":
- Though cold and darkness longer hang somewhere, / Yet ''Phoebus'' equally lights all the Sphere.
1791, (w), ''The Economy of Vegetation'', J. Johnson, p. 190:
- Resistless rolls the illimitable sphere, / And one great circle forms the unmeasured year.
Any of the concentric hollow transparent globes formerly believed to rotate around the Earth, and which carried the body|heavenly bodies; there were originally believed to be eight, and later nine and ten; friction between them was thought to cause a harmonious sound (the ''of the spheres''). (defdate)
(RQ:Florio Montaigne Essayes)the knowledge of the starres, and the motion of the eighth spheare, before their owne.
1646, (w), ''Pseudodoxia Epidemica'', I.6:
- They understood not the motion of the eighth sphear from West to East, and so conceived the longitude of the Stars invariable.
(quote-book)|title=Francesca Carrara|volume=2|page=203|text=...while his sweet and gentle niece would be a charming companion for Francesca; and he thought, with a glow of affection long unfelt, that Lucy Aylmer must inevitably make a friend whose future kindness might add much to her happiness. Both were at present placed out of their sphere: but the one would in all probability have it greatly in her power to cherish and aid the other.
1946, (w), ''History of Western Philosophy'', I.20:
- They thought – originally on grounds derived from religion – that each thing or person had its or his proper sphere, to overstep which is ‘unjust’.
The extension of a general conception, or the totality of the individuals or species to which it may be applied.
To place in a sphere, or among the spheres; to ensphere.
(RQ:Shakespeare Troilus and Cressida)