the Promised Land


: the land that was given to Abraham and his descendants according to the promise God made in the Bible
or the promised land : a happy place or condition that someone wants to reach : a place where dreams or hopes can come true
They came to America searching for the promised land.

Examples of the Promised Land in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the Jews need a new Moses to show them a more tolerant, transformative vision of the Promised Land, Palestinians need a new Mohammed who can free them from the bondage of Hamas and promote the Islamic virtues of peace and reconciliation. Doron Weber, TIME, 27 Apr. 2024 The land of Israel is central to the religion, the foundational narrative of which is about returning from slavery to the Promised Land. Marc Tracy, New York Times, 14 Jan. 2024 In 1948 the most devout of the Jewish surveyors in the Promised Land regarded the mere suggestion of a nation-state as blasphemy. Jordan Castro, Harper's Magazine, 9 Jan. 2024 There were contending baseball teams who utilized Tuesday’s trade deadline to augment their chances of reaching the Promised Land. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 2 Aug. 2023 That’s where the Israelites wandered for 40 years in search of the Promised Land. Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times, 24 July 2023 Pepper is a kind of amalgam of Bigger Thomas and Sonny’s crew from Manchild in the Promised Land. Lawrence Jackson, Harper's Magazine, 10 July 2023 This account presents God as female, leading Moses and the Israelites out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. Annie Selak, The Conversation, 28 Feb. 2023

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“The Promised Land.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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