promised land

noun

Definition of promised land

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

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Examples of promised land in a Sentence

finally realized that the promised land doesn't exist
Recent Examples on the Web Veterans, who had been promised land in return for their independence war effort, grew restless and demanding. Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times, "Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s longtime president, dies at 95," 5 Sep. 2019 In a perfect dream world, both Jalen and Tua will stay healthy and lead their teams to the CFP promised land this season. J.d. Crowe | Jdcrowe@al.com, al, "Jalen Hurts: America’s quarterback," 4 Sep. 2019 Emotionally, we viewers were prepped to understand this notion of a computerized promised land due to pop culture’s recent depictions of VR. The Atlantic, "Westworld: Is This Now?," 24 June 2018 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, SI.com, "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, BostonGlobe.com, "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

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First Known Use of promised land

1561, in the meaning defined above

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“Promised land.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/promised%20land. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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