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celestial

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Astronomy
celestialce‧les‧ti‧al /səˈlestiəl $ -tʃəl/ adjective [usually before noun]  1 HArelating to the sky or heavencelestial bodies (=the Sun, Moon, stars etc)2 literaryBEAUTIFUL/GOOD-LOOKING very beautiful
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celestialThe second celestial apparition was a faint, pearly cone of light slanting up the eastern sky.A marble collage of celestial entities adorned the wall above Demian's head.Then the Sun sank below the rings, so that they framed it with their arches, and the celestial fireworks ceased.It dominated the world of man and was represented by the celestial firmament.The satellite, therefore, with its celestial impunity was the perfect platform.This new perception of celestial motion immediately explained numerous daily observations and solved problems of astronomical coherence.celestial musicThe early experiments involve simple angular measurement of the coordinates of celestial objects for star positions, planetary motions etc.There was assumed to be a counterpart in human events to every celestial phenomenon.celestial bodiesPerhaps there was a way to read longitude in the relative positions of the celestial bodies.But the observations threatened a notion fundamental for many Aristotelians, namely, that all celestial bodies are perfect spheres.Some have finials, some have celestial bodies or attached benches.The celestial bodies than proceed to pass through the same series of configurations as they had done countless times before.
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