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A.Word.A.Day--supramundane

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This week's theme: unusual words used in famous quotations.

supramundane (soo-pruh-MUN-dayn) adjective

Above or beyond this world.

[From Latin supra- (above) + mundus (world).]

"At first it was a giant column that soon took the shape of a supramundane mushroom." William L. Laurence; Drama of the Atomic Bomb Found Climax in July 16 Test; The New York Times; Sep 26, 1945; quoted in The Yale Book of Quotations.

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