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noun as in inferno

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Note the grabbing aggressiveness of the hands as she is led into the netherworld, particularly the one in between her legs.

Sunitha Krishnan works inside the bleak netherworld of human sex slavery in Indian slums.

One subject put it best: “The first couple of days, it does send a rush of blood down to the netherworld,” he writes.

She wrestled with him where the darknesses roll their snake-eyed torrents over between jagged horns of the netherworld.

Osiris was the serpent-soul in the water, and the serpent (leviathan) of the ocean which 'encircled the netherworld'.

But out of the purlieus of this netherworld strange beings issue when the shades of evening fall.

And if a word of mine can reach the toiling sisters in the netherworld, I would say to them: Be hopeful!

Both belong to the Upperworld of this Fableland; hence they stand in contrast with the Netherworld, which is now to follow.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to netherworld, such as: purgatory, blazes, hades, hellfire, underworld, and bottomless pit.

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