promised land


Definition of 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 Whether the Bulls will reach the promised land of the NBA Finals this season is anyone’s guess. Paul Sullivan,, 2 Apr. 2022 Stephen’s acrid joke is that the Moses who was supposed to lead Ireland to its promised land—Parnell—is unremembered; meanwhile, despite the expansive view, no Irish future can be seen from the top of the very British monument to Nelson. Fintan O’toole, The Atlantic, 16 June 2022 Schlossnagle, 51, is a savvy Omaha veteran thanks to routinely guiding the Horned Frogs to college baseball’s promised land. Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News, 14 June 2022 There are enough back who have the taste of not getting there, to Omaha, the promised land. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 29 May 2022 Even in the promised land of an Andrew Cuomo-free Albany with a veto-proof Democratic supermajority, Bell’s New York colleagues are fighting battles of their own. Raina Lipsitz, The New Republic, 5 May 2022 Bhushan Powar Design wants to take you to the promised land with its newest megayacht concept. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 4 May 2022 But nobody sat through multiple Jerad Eickhoff starts last year to give up before Uncle Stevie gets us back to the promised land. Daniel Kohn, SPIN, 6 Apr. 2022 Either retiring Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will have an opportunity to add a sixth championship to his list of accomplishments, or Hubert Davis will get a chance to lead the Tar Heels to the promised land in his first season helming the program. Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY, 2 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of promised land

1561, in the meaning defined above

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“Promised land.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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