Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNDER WORLD

I ask not joy in life; I may not; but to carry this to my son deep in the under world.'

I will hear; and the rumour of it shall reach me deep in the under world.'

This is an aphorism that is always in order in the Under World.

And, on the impulse of the moment, I began "throwing it into him" in the "patter" of the Under World.

It was a word of the Under World, and he lifted it to the upper light.

Nothing in this or the under world could be more frightful to see than that man.

I will catalogue the ritual of the under world which has me fast.

Cerberus: In the Greek mythology Cerberus is the watch-dog of the under world.

I'm King of the Under World, and my subjects are all miners.

The worst visitors are Sedna, mistress of the under world, and her father, to whose share the dead 604 Inuit fall.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "the lower world, Hades," also "the earth," as distinguished from heaven. Cf. German unterwelt, Dutch onderwereld, Danish underverden. Meaning "lower level of society" is first recorded 1890; "criminals and organized crime collectively" is attested from 1900.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.