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Definition of Firmament


  1. Fixed foundation; established basis.
  2. The region of the air; the sky or heavens.
  3. The orb of the fixed stars; the most rmote of the celestial spheres.

Firmament Quotations

Man is a microcosm, or a little world, because he is an extract from all the stars and planets of the whole firmament, from the earth and the elements; and so he is their quintessence.

Despotism can only exist in darkness, and there are too many lights now in the political firmament to permit it to remain anywhere, as it has heretofore done, almost everywhere.
James Madison

Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow.

As freely as the firmament embraces the world, or the sun pours forth impartially his beams, so mercy must encircle both friend and foe.
Friedrich Schiller

There is a deep affection in Australia for the Queen. And I mean the Queen's been the Queen ever since I was born. I mean she is part of the firmament of Australia's sort of national life; there's a deep respect for her role.
Kevin Rudd
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Firmament Translations

firmament in German is Himmelszelt
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