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dreamland

[dreem-land] /ˈdrimˌlænd/
noun
1.
a pleasant, lovely land that exists only in dreams or the imagination; the region of reverie.
2.
a state of sleep.
Origin of dreamland
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; dream + land
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  • It always heralded some disaster when it appeared before him in dreamland.

    The Beach of Dreams H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • The ring, however, had a singular history in Balzac's dreamland.

  • He had gone off to dreamland, where people disappeared when you looked at them.

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Now a little wash, precious, and you'll be in dreamland in two seconds.

    Sunny Boy in the Big City Ramy Allison White
  • For a moment I felt as though I had invaded some dreamland of my childhood.

    Tales of the Malayan Coast Rounsevelle Wildman
  • All attest that in dreamland there is no such thing as repose.

    The World I Live In

    Helen Keller
  • You may be sure her dreamland was filled with images of love and beauty.

    Jessie Carlton Francis Forrester
  • For a long time the ghosts and witches pursued me even into dreamland.

    Story of My Life Helen Keller
British Dictionary definitions for dreamland

dreamland

/ˈdriːmlænd/
noun
1.
an ideal land existing in dreams or in the imagination
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Word Origin and History for dreamland
n.

1834, from dream (n.) + land (n.).

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