What does the word empyrean mean?

Usage examples for empyrean

  1. It was dark when Lord Aveleyn, with melancholy foreboding, took his last farewell; for, ere the sun had risen again, the spirit of Edward Forster had regained its liberty, and soared to the empyrean, while the deserted Amber wept and prayed. – Newton Forster by Frederick Marryat
  2. Alas, that so small a thing can bring the human mind from its empyrean flights! – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle
  3. But the rich have their miracles, no doubt, even in that beautiful empyrean of moneyed ease in which the poor place them. – Balcony Stories by Grace E. King