- 1Attached or restricted to the earth: a flightless earthbound birdMore example sentences
- They present recent advances due largely to the advent of massive earthbound and spaceborne telescopes.
- So as the star spins around, the beams regularly sweep across earthbound telescopes, much the way a lighthouse beam regularly skims across a coastline.
- The hawk's presence in the sky encouraged game birds to remain earthbound.
- 2Attached or limited to material existence as distinct from a spiritual or heavenly one: her earthbound view of the sacramentMore example sentences
- In terms of Irish stereotypes, Beowulf seems like a Gaelic rather than a Celtic piece of art - canny, virile and earthbound rather than dreamy, spiritual and involuted.
- He may have left us but he did leave behind a slice of heaven for us to enjoy while we are still earthbound.
- Wide and slow-flowing, it washes away all earthbound memories and desires, leaving the spirit clean once again.
- 2.1Lacking in imaginative reach or drive: an earthbound performanceMore example sentences
- Kleiber's Ninth is also impressively and tautly conducted although I felt that the performance is slightly earthbound with others bringing a greater sense of purpose and urgency to this most seminal of symphonies.
- The usual merits of Koopman's no-nonsense way with such works was in evidence but the performance remained disappointingly earthbound.
- Other conductors such as Solti and Kempe have brought a clarity and power to the work but at the same, their performances were strangely earthbound.
More definitions of earthboundDefinition of earthbound in:
- The British & World English dictionary