- The law will improve the lives of local farmers, but it is no panacea.
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Examples of panacea in a Sentence
The law will improve the lives of local farmers, but it is no panacea.
a woman who seems to believe that chicken soup is a panacea for nearly everything
Recent Examples of panacea from the Web
Despite the technology's obvious potential benefits, Clark is careful not to oversell it as a panacea for gun violence.
Granted, apps alone aren’t a panacea that alone can reform the rehab industry.
And so the antidote to grandparent envy must be that panacea: gratitude.
Since the 1980s, energy companies and even the U.S. government have pointed to coal gasification technology as the panacea that would save the coal industry, produce jobs, revive communities and assuage environmental concerns.
In the medical space, 3D printers are believed to be a panacea for creating cheaper prosthetics.
Rather than a panacea, then, shale is making Americans complacent about the need to find alternative fuels that can match the needs of the future.
But, of course, a separate company isn't necessarily a panacea either.
The movie offers a panacea, a comic-book fantasy of black empowerment that exchanges the actual history of the ’60s Black Panthers for a superficial commercial remedy.
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panacea Comes From the Name of a Greek Goddess
Panacea comes from a Greek word meaning "all-healing", and Panacea was the goddess of healing. In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, alchemists who sought to concoct the "elixir of life" (which would give eternal life) and the "philosopher's stone" (which would turn ordinary metals into gold) also labored to find the panacea. But no such medicine was ever found, just as no solution to all of a society's difficulties has ever been found. Thus, panacea is almost always used to criticize the very idea of a total solution ("There's no panacea for the current problems plaguing Wall Street").
PANACEA Defined for English Language Learners
: something that will make everything about a situation better
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