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: the world of the dead
: underworld sense 4
the netherworld of deceit … and espionage— R. M. Nixon
: no-man's-land sense 2
lost in a bureaucratic netherworld
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demimonde, demiworld, half-world, underbelly, underworld
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1632, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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the netherworld : the world of the dead
: a place unknown to most people where secret and often illegal things are done
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to clear from alleged fault or guilt
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