from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the celestial spheres.
  • adjective Resembling a celestial body.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Belonging to the spheres.
  • Resembling a sphere or star in roundness, brightness, or other attribute.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Round; spherical; starlike.
  • adjective rare Of or pertaining to the spheres.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective archaic round; spherical; starlike
  • adjective archaic Of or relating to the celestial spheres.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

sphere +‎ -y


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  • But although it is difficult to identify the sphery figure of the judge with the slim consumptive preacher, and still more difficult to light up with pensive benevolence the convivial countenance in which official gravity and constitutional gruffiness have only yielded to good cheer; yet, it would appear, that for some of his mental features the divine was indebted to his learned ancestor.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851 Various

  • She can teach you how to climb Higher than the sphery chime; Or if Virtue feeble were, Heaven itself would stoop to her.

    Milton As An Empire Builder 1909

  • Would flood, dissolve the sphery frame; 'twixt whom

    The World As I Have Found It Day, Mary L. 1878

  • "To climb higher than the sphery chime" means to ascend beyond the spheres into the empyrean or true heaven -- the abode of God and the purest Spirits.

    Milton's Comus John Milton 1641

  • He, who can ken the starry sky, nor hear The sphery music singing of a God,

    De la philosophie de la nature Delisle de Sales, J., 1741-1816 1770


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