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  • (according to some religious beliefs) the place where one goes after death.

    • ‘When we have few things, we make the next world luxurious.’
    • ‘This is one of those programs that demonstrates eternal life is not just a religious hope for the next world but a fact in this one.’
    • ‘While the road to salvation may be familiar, its ultimate destination these days has shifted: from the next world to this one, from a spiritual heaven to a personal one.’
    • ‘People still recall that it marks the passing on to the next world of Tsong-Kha-Pa, the great religious reformer.’
    • ‘Circling villages was believed to bring good fortune, to heal problems, and chill out the spirits of angry relatives who had died and passed into the next world.’
    • ‘Each believes that if he could kill the other, his path to paradise in the next world would be even swifter.’
    • ‘Because they explained to me that life here is just a pathway to life in the next world.’
    • ‘The presence of food in a tomb, however, is a pretty clear indication that its occupant is expected to have a chance to take a snack after death, in the next world, and thus points to some kind of religious belief.’
    • ‘And if you understand karma, you know that if people don't get it back in this world, they're going to get it back in the next world.’
    • ‘They were often mummified - and, sometimes, mice were also entombed with the cats, to keep them well-fed on their metaphorical journey to the next world.’
    the hereafter, life after death, the afterlife, the life to come, the afterworld, the beyond
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