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We observe changes in the world’s climate.
We want to guarantee our children a safer world.
The same problems are faced by children throughout the world.
The terrorists pose a threat to the whole world.
She won medals at three previous world championships.
the world economy
a world war
It was a choice between the world and God.
She’s gone up in the world, by marrying into money.
If you’re used to driving the newer models, you may feel that you’ve come down in the world.
It is the oldest institution in the English-speaking world.
This disease is increasing dramatically in the western world (=the countries of western Europe and North America).
Attitudes toward death were very different in the Egyptian world.
This library was one of the wonders of the Ancient World.
the entertainment world
the world of work
Children feel powerful in the world of imagination that they create.
We see the characters as equal although they are each from very different worlds.
I wouldn’t want to bring a child into this cruel world.
Thousands of babies come into the world every day.
There’s something I want to do before I depart this world.
She looked for all the world like a girl I knew at school (=she looked exactly like her).
A leading company wouldn’t give up its market position for the world.
They produce some of the finest wines in the world.
We spent a night at the dirtiest hotel in the world.
How in the world did they make a mistake like that?
What in the world were you thinking when you did that?
She was lost in a world of her own.
The skiing and the mountains were just out of this world!
The nuns have almost no contact with the outside world.
She’s good, but she’s not going to set the world on fire.
There’s a world of difference between the two situations.