Examples of halcyon in a Sentence
a halcyon era following the American Civil War
during those early halcyon years the company's potential for growth seemed unlimited
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During its halcyon days in the 1920s and 1930s, modern architecture claimed to be astylar and universally applicable.
One obvious problem in blaming social media for miserable young people is the supposition that there has ever been a halcyon time for teenagers.
The afternoon was a halcyon dream for liberal elites.
And yet for all the enthusiasm over the economy’s return to full employment, the pay increases of the halcyon 1990s are probably not coming back anytime soon.
The Dolphins are Shula and Marino and halcyon days ever-distant.
Or worse, said former owner Peter Einstein, who lived in the eye-catching abode during its halcyon days.
The halcyon days of the Fab Five — the trademark baggy shorts and black socks and trash talk — seemed like memories from another lifetime.
Still, there is nothing halcyon about Brown’s vision of the future.
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According to Greek mythology, Alkyone, the daughter of the god of the winds, became so distraught when she learned that her husband had been killed in a shipwreck that she threw herself into the sea and was changed into a kingfisher. As a result, ancient Greeks called such birds alkyon or halkyon. The legend also says that such birds built floating nests on the sea, where they so charmed the wind god that he created a period of unusual calm that lasted until the birds' eggs hatched. This legend prompted people to use halcyon both as a noun naming a genus of kingfisher and as an adjective meaning either "of or relating to the kingfisher or its nesting period" or calm.
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: very happy and successful
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