- The heavens or the sky, especially when regarded as a tangible thing.
- A sphere or world viewed as a collection of people.
“Thunder and lightning filled the stormy firmament.”
“The pro tennis firmament has many strong contenders this year.”
“I always look at the firmament when I’m remembering holidays spent with my late grandmother.”
Old French, mid-13th century
Why this word?
Instead of looking to “the heavens,” follow Shakespeare’s lead and use the word “firmament,” as he did in Act III of “Julius Caesar.”
“If I could pray to move, prayers would move me;
But I am constant as the northern star,
Of whose true-fixed and resting quality
There is no fellow in the firmament.”
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