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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America’s story had always closely aligned with that of Exodus—the tale of a people who left behind an oppressive Old World to enter a wilderness and ultimately build a divinely inspired, promised land. John F. Ross, Smithsonian, "The Visionary John Wesley Powell Had a Plan for Developing the West, But Nobody Listened," 3 July 2018 Sister Jean has been on a whirlwind since the Ramblers started this unexpected return to the college basketball promised land. Washington Post, "Heaven sent: Chat with Sister Jean brightens up Final Four," 30 Mar. 2018 But then there are the tanking teams, squads that hope to lose as many games to potentially secure a draft position high enough to land a franchise player that can lead them to the promise land. Nihal Kolur,, "Updated NBA Draft Lottery Odds: Every Team's Chance at the No. 1 Pick," 16 Apr. 2018 But Loyola Chicago reached this weekend’s Final Four — college basketball’s promised land — riding more than thoughts and prayers. Christopher L. Gasper,, "Sister Jean makes Final Four a blessed event," 31 Mar. 2018 The Israelites were ultimately freed from slavery and wandered the desert for 40 years before making it to the promise land. Sarah Gray, Time, "The History Behind 7 Passover Traditions," 15 Mar. 2018 The treaty promised land in Colorado, but it was never delivered, says Begaye. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian, "The Navajo Nation Treaty of 1868 Lives On at the American Indian Museum," 23 Feb. 2018 Since the implementation of Title IX in 1972, Glendale girls’ sports had visited the semifinals twice, but had never reached the promise land. Andrew J. Campa, Glendale News-Press, "Turning on the AC: Stereotypes don't fit local teens," 15 Dec. 2017 After his sentence ended, Erik the Red sailed back to Iceland to convince other settlers to follow him to this new promised land. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "Follow the Paths of Viking Raiders from Norway to North America," 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of promised land

1561, in the meaning defined above

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