the next world

the next world

The afterlife; the realm or state of being of those who have died. I miss your grandmother too, but I know I'll see her again in the next world. My mom has always been a sucker for con artists who claim they can communicate with those in the next world.
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next world

Euph. life after death. We will meet in the next world. He believed he had made contact with spirits from the next world.
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the ˈnext world

(according to some religious beliefs) the place you go to when you die: She had had a difficult life but she was convinced her reward would come in the next world.
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References in classic literature ?
Well--au revoir-- probably in the next world! One more thing--don't think that I am telling you all this for your sake.
I should have deserved none in the next world if I had shown him any in this!
"It seems that even in the next world only the gentry are to have a chance!" remarked one.
You'll be in the next world. And I think it's horrid to talk about people being dead anyhow."
"Get on, brother," said the churchman; "at the rate you are going you will not stop with your story short of the next world."
In return he did not hesitate to state that her soul was irretrievably lost, and was of opinion that his brother's chance in the next world was not a whit better.
"It can only be the next world. This world and I are on excellent terms."
(the only gratuitous) part of the falsehood and trickery of such men's lives, or whether they really hope to cheat Heaven itself, and lay up treasure in the next world by the same process which has enabled them to lay up treasure in this--not to question how it is, so it is.
"Take your leap into the next world, and make the woman whom you love take it with you!" While I was still looking at her, while my last words to her faltered on my lips, the horrible facilities for the perpetration of the double crime revealed themselves enticingly to my view.
He is thus fitted out to launch away upon those placid streams and sunny lakes stocked with all kinds of fish and waterfowl, which are prepared in the next world for those who have acquitted themselves as good sons, good fathers, good husbands, and, above all, good fishermen, during their mortal sojourn.
True, they had sung those same verses before, but they had been careful to explain that the "freedom" in these songs referred to the next world, and had no connection with life in this world.
Tom finds a difficulty in jumping, or indeed in finding the top of the wheel with his feet, which may be in the next world for all he feels; so the guard picks him off the coach top, and sets him on his legs, and they stump off into the bar, and join the coachman and the other outside passengers.
It must be the next world. This world and I are on excellent terms.
We will fully tap Pakistan's potential.'PM Imran also announced plans for reforms in Pakistan's cricket setup and assured the expat community that they would see an efficient and capable team at the next World Cup.
Dante Ibarra of the Federal Commission of Telecommunications, was received jointly by the authorities of the Communications Services Regulatory Unit (URSEC) and the National Telecommunications Directorate (DINATEL), within the framework of a meeting to exchange views on various issues that make up the agenda of the next World Radiocommunication Conference 2019.