promised land


Definition of promised land

: something and especially a place or condition believed to promise final satisfaction or realization of hopes

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Recent Examples on the Web In the digital world, customers are providers’ North Star, and an end-to end outstanding customer experience is the promised land. Mark A. Cohen, Forbes, "Digital Litigation: Dispute Avoidance, Early-Detection, Accelerated Case Strategy, And Early-Resolution," 19 Apr. 2021 But the Bears are one win away from a promised land that has remained out of reach. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, "Baylor one win away from Final Four that has remained out of reach for 71 years," 28 Mar. 2021 To arrive at this IT promised land, organizations need to be able to connect humans to technologies and services in real time. Michael Cucchi, Forbes, "Full-Service Ownership: The Journey To Business Success Starts By Agreeing On A Single Source Of Truth," 16 Apr. 2021 Back to the camps, where the player plots the precise blend of kindness and cruelty that will lead them to the promised land. Luke Winkie, Vulture, "The Best Video Games of 2021 (So Far)," 9 Apr. 2021 Companies that are able to convert these personal virtues into corporate behaviors stand a much greater chance of entering the promised land of hyperautomation success. Mark Settle, Forbes, "The Seven Deadly Sins Of Automation Mismanagement," 2 Mar. 2021 Now, here is La Russa, 76, six pennants and three World Series championships later, back in uniform, trying to take the White Sox, a team with just one title since 1917, to the promised land. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "'I think we got the right man': Tony La Russa's second stint with Chicago White Sox begins," 1 Mar. 2021 Perfectly balanced incentives remain as elusive as the promised land. The Economist, "Schumpeter How to design CEO pay to punish iniquity, not just reward virtue," 20 Feb. 2021 If we are lost in the promised land, perhaps it’s because the ground has never quite seemed solid beneath our feet. Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, The New Yorker, "Waking Up from the American Dream," 18 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of promised land

1561, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2021

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“Promised land.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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