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empyrean


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Empyrean  \Em`py*re"an\  (?;  277),  n.  [See  {Empyreal}.] 
  The  highest  heaven,  where  the  pure  element  of  fire  was 
  supposed  by  the  ancients  to  subsist. 
 
  The  empyrean  rung  With  hallelujahs.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Empyrean  \Em`py*re"an\,  a. 
  Empyreal.  --Akenside. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  empyrean 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  the  sky  or  heavens;  "the  empyrean  sphere" 
  [syn:  {empyreal}] 
  2:  inspiring  awe;  "well-meaning  ineptitude  that  rises  to 
  empyreal  absurdity"-  M.S.Dworkin;  "empyrean  aplomb"- 
  Hamilton  Basso;  "the  sublime  beauty  of  the  night"  [syn:  {empyreal}, 
  {sublime}] 
  n  :  the  apparent  surface  of  the  imaginary  sphere  on  which 
  celestial  bodies  appear  to  be  projected  [syn:  {celestial 
  sphere},  {sphere},  {firmament},  {heavens},  {vault  of 
  heaven},  {welkin}] 




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