promised land


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

Examples of promised land in a Sentence

finally realized that the promised land doesn't exist
Recent Examples on the Web This Luna weighted blanket is the direct pathway to that promised land for many users. Tom Price, Popular Mechanics, 10 May 2023 The death of Chadwick Boseman, who played the title role in the original film — a noble but untested leader of the fictional African promised land Wakanda — forced a radical reimagining of the franchise. Reggie Ugwu, New York Times, 23 Dec. 2022 And a memo to all of those Lakers-loving talking heads in the national media: Leading the Lakers back to the NBA promised land would NOT be LeBron’s greatest career achievement. Mike Bianchi,, 1 Oct. 2020 With Texas and Oklahoma still hanging around for a year or two before heading to the promised land of the SEC, the Big 12 will go from a 10-team league to 14 schools. Dallas News, 13 Jan. 2023 But after an hour or so of slow, steady movement upward, with the promised land of the sunny bowl almost within reach, the snow suddenly becomes gnarly, topped with icy debris. Toby Skinner, Condé Nast Traveler, 9 Dec. 2022 Most of them toil for years before being washed out of the game without ever having reached the promised land of the big leagues. Mitchell Nathanson, The Conversation, 5 Sep. 2022 The English Protestants who arrived at Provincetown in 1620 were obsessed with the Hebrew Bible, seeing themselves as another Israel journeying to a promised land. Meir Soloveichik, WSJ, 23 Nov. 2022 Now, as Netflix reaches the promised land of profitability, its appetite for spending to drive subscriber growth is changing. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 10 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1561, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of promised land was in 1561

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“Promised land.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition

promised land

: a better place or state that one hopes to reach

so called from the biblical promise God made in Genesis 17:8 and Exodus 3:8 to give the land of Canaan to Abraham and his descendants

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