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Examples of utopia in a Sentence
The town's founders wanted to create a Christian utopia.
It's a nice place to live, but it's no Utopia.
Recent Examples of utopia from the Web
Wochit Another restaurant has closed on Seventh Street's restaurant row in central Phoenix and the area that was recently shaping up to be a food-and-drink utopia doesn't look like such a sure thing.
His utopia consisted of culturally homogenous enclaves of like-minded people of similar ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
The isolated African nation of Wakanda is depicted as a brilliant afrofuturist utopia where proud traditions are as powerful as their advanced and unplundered technology.
Their vision of utopia was one in which society’s most visionary individuals — selected through the meritocracy of market competition — would determine how much, and what kind, of social provisions would be distributed through non-market means.
The plot revolves around a man whose dreams can alter the fabric of reality, and a mad scientist who tries to use this power to create a utopia on earth—but only succeeds in mucking things up even worse.
Its racial themes — about the impacts of colonialism measured against an uncolonized African utopia — are more broadly understood.
Even before Hillary Clinton’s defeat, there were some few who imagined the democratic utopia that would arise organically from the reaction to a Trump presidency.
The designer known for his unmatched eye for color turned the haunting industrial space into a futuristic, Blade Runner-esque utopia with lights that pulsed seamlessly, from warm sunny yellows and tangerine oranges to deep Kool-Aid reds and blues.
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Did You Know?
In 1516, English humanist Sir Thomas More published a book titled Utopia. It compared social and economic conditions in Europe with those of an ideal society on an imaginary island located off the coast of the Americas. More wanted to imply that the perfect conditions on his fictional island could never really exist, so he called it Utopia, a name he created by combining the Greek words ou (meaning "no, not") and topos (meaning "place," a root used in our word topography). The earliest generic use of utopia was for an imaginary and indefinitely remote place. The current use of utopia, referring to an ideal place or society, was inspired by More's description of Utopia's perfection.
Origin and Etymology of utopia
First Known Use: 1533See Words from the same year
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Definition of utopia for English Language Learners
: an imaginary place in which the government, laws, and social conditions are perfect
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