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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
Glenapp Castle is paradise for the golf aficionado.
Reports have been suggesting for weeks now that there is trouble in paradise over at the Parc des Princes between Neymar and Edinson Cavani.
Wasson didn’t know his 6-foot receiver had pulled out of a family vacation, that the Timians were all in paradise but Luke was still in Texas, making sure his offseason conditioning attendance record remained perfect.
Bobby Shipman/Courier-Journal/USA TODAY Network Originally covered with Pepto-Bismol pink walls, this Highlands home has transformed into a punk rocker’s paradise.
There’s trouble in lovers’ paradise: Outlander star Sam Heughan and the writers of the series have taken their disagreement over a change to a popular, beloved book scene public.
Yet there’s trouble in paradise, Ms. Williams feels, mostly in the form of gentrification.
The gardens—an earthly representation of paradise—are divided into quadrants, and twin red sandstone buildings (an east-facing mosque and a west-facing guesthouse) give the mausoleum complex a balanced harmony.
Peter Ansah, owner of Ahanta Waves Surf School & Camp, says their home is a surfer’s paradise.
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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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