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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
Reports there's trouble in paradise are already happening—which, ironically, confirms that Gomez and Bieber are in fact dating.
By Evan Dudley, special to AL.com The UAB Blazers are two years removed from a total shutdown of the program but are now slurping down oysters, tanning on beaches and basking in paradise.
Hawaii: Trump travel ban found trouble in paradise The Aloha State was not a welcoming place for President Trump's plans to ban travel from a group of predominantly Muslim countries.
Turn your living room into a tropical paradise and put this on replay.
Even though there are no competitive clashes amongst most leagues, usually the players head away for some warm weather training in an exotic paradise to claim a brief reprieve from the winter weather barrage.
Both teams got to experience paradise in the midst of the holidays but there is still a game to play.
Your new store in Soho seems like the perfect colorful paradise for you.
Stepping inside will be like arriving in tropical paradise with no connection to the outside world of Indianapolis.
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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
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
SynonymsCamelot, Cockaigne, Eden, Elysium, empyrean, fantasyland, heaven, lotusland, never-never land, New Jerusalem, nirvana, promised land, Shangri-la, utopia, Zion (also Sion), Garden of Eden
Antonymsanti-utopia, dystopia, hell
Related Wordsarcadia; dreamland, dreamworld, fairyland, wonderland; blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, euphoria, gladness, joy
Near Antonymsfool's paradise
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- “A fair is a rat's paradise. Everybody spills food at a fair.”
- —E. B. White, Charlotte's Web
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