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

    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When we have few things, we make the next world luxurious.’
    • ‘People still recall that it marks the passing on to the next world of Tsong-Kha-Pa, the great religious reformer.’
    • ‘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.’
    the hereafter, life after death, the afterlife, the life to come, the afterworld, the beyond
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