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Examples of paradise in a Sentence
Their marriage was very happy at first, but now there's trouble in paradise.
a marsh that is a birdwatcher's paradise
This shop is an antique collecting paradise!
Recent Examples of paradise from the Web
Yet since April 26, the ‘paradise of the Philippines‘ hasn’t played host to the usual legions of tourists, bewitched by the Instagrammable images of its stunning vistas.
Al Cobb, courtesy Florida Keys Community Land Trust Celebrated as a sunny, laid-back paradise, the Florida Keys, and its reputation as a tourist hub, mask serious housing affordability issues.
Inner Loop Historic Downtown Katy Katy's old town center is an antiques-lovers paradise; park anywhere on Second Street and stroll for treasure.
The Farm Park is rabbit paradise, especially for a young buck accustomed to the Clawson area of West Oakland.
Portland is a music lover's paradise, with well over a dozen record stores and enough LPs around town to keep even the snobbiest vinyl fan busy for life.
But the island, which was less a major tourism hub and more an unspoiled day-trippers paradise, now has few options for those who make the trip.
That beautiful bohemian beach paradise that everyone loves to loathe.
Her ability to attract birds and penchant for feeding her winged pals helped make her one-acre plot a visual paradise, made more enjoyable because of her always-full liquor cabinet and cheese-and-pepperoni stocked fridge.
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Did You Know?
Paradise ultimately comes from an Iranian word that the Greeks modified into paradeisos, meaning "enclosed park." In Hellenistic Greek, "paradeisos" was also used in the Septuagint - an early Greek translation of Jewish scriptures - in reference to the Garden of Eden. Early Christian writers also used "paradeisos" for both Heaven and for the place where righteous souls await resurrection. These senses of "paradeisos" entered into Late Latin as paradisus, and then into Anglo-French (and later, Middle English) as "paradis." Though originally used in theological senses in English, "paradise" has also come to refer to more earthly states and places of delight as well.
Origin and Etymology of paradise
blues, dejection, desolation, despair, despondency, disconsolateness, disheartenment, dispiritedness, doldrums, downheartedness, dreariness, dumps, forlornness, gloom, gloominess, heartsickness, melancholy, mopes;
PARADISE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of paradise for English Language Learners
: a very beautiful, pleasant, or peaceful place that seems to be perfect
: a place that is perfect for a particular activity or for a person who enjoys that activity
: a state of complete happiness
PARADISE Defined for Kids
Definition of paradise for Students
- “A fair is a rat's paradise. Everybody spills food at a fair.”
- —E. B. White, Charlotte's Web
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