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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.
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:Flr Mntgn Essay), vol.1, p.153:
- It is more simplicitie to teach our children(..)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.
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.