(without the, and usu. with one or both initials capitals), the earth, as distinct from the rest of the universe, esp. when considered as the planet on which humans live, or on which living organisms form an ecological system; the whole world
He would show up a mass of corruption that would astonish the natives, and perhaps seriously endanger the equilibrium of planet Earth.
The sedimentary rocks…, with their alternations of rock and imbedded fossils, give us a correct history of planet Earth since that early period.
You must remember that this is not Planet Earth, and conditions—the psychological, the biological, and…the essentially logical circumstances—are different from what you have been accustomed to.
It is, Holiness, directly related to your continuing usefulness on Planet Earth, however long or short your remaining time.
There was no use turning on the bedside radio. Hungarian—actually Magyar—was a language probably found on the planet Mars. For damned sure, it didn’t belong on Planet Earth.
They were all opposed to the newly christened International Power Administration and in favor of staying on a polluted and threatened Planet Earth, and many of them threw rocks and Molotov cocktails to prove how passionately they loved the Earth.
Anonymous, 'Comet' magazine.
OED2 had cites dating from 1965 to 1979; OED3 pushed this back to 1858.
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