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  • s  confined to the earth
  • s  lacking wit or imagination

  • By the mid-1890s Wilbur was reading every book and paper he could find on the still earthbound science of human flight.
  • On those songs, this album takes flight, achieves orbit and looks down on all the earthbound bands below that are afraid to take such stylistic chances.
  • Soon after, scientists realized the broader applicability of the technology and began developing it to feed the rest of us earthbound folk.
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  • Faster Than A Speeding Bagel
    As the new Superman movie “Man of Steel” flies to an opening on Father’s Day weekend, we earthbound Jewish men have the superhero’s creators — Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Jewish teenagers from Cleveland — to thank for setting such a super high bar.
    June 14, 2013 - Baltimore Jewish Times

  • Clayton Anderson in
    As an Earthbound person, I really couldn't anticipate what I was going to experience -- weightlessness and the camaraderie. I look forward to building on it in the next few months,Anderson said.
  • James Oberg in TechNewsWorld
    This is very moving,James Oberg, a retired rocket scientist who is now an author and full-time media consultant, told TechNewsWorld. "His mind has never been earthbound, and now his body will follow."
  • Patrick Smith in The Times
    In a fine column on the matter of buses versus planes, Smith says: "Historically, we've held the airplane in haughty regard over the lowly earthbound bus, but that gap has narrowed drastically. Not because bus travel is exciting and glamorous, but...

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