adjective Also hal·cy·o·ni·an [hal-see-oh-nee-uhn], /ˌhæl siˈoʊ ni ən/, hal·cy·on·ic [hal-see-on-ik]. /ˌhæl siˈɒn ɪk/.
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Example sentences from the Web for halcyon
In retrospect, 2009 and 2010 were halcyon days in the Middle East, now that we seem just one horseman short of an apocalypse.
The halcyon days of Wolf, the third-wave feminist revolutionary and author of The Beauty Myth (1990), seem far, far away.From ISIS to Ebola, What Has Made Naomi Wolf So Paranoid?|Michael Moynihan|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Without a bribed official, a halcyon, or eagle, will watch the entry point with binoculars for patterns and opportunities.The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico|Nick Romeo|August 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The mixed-media collection evokes nostalgia for halcyon days through fragmented images of the past.Karen Kilimnik’s Magical Fantasyland, From Ballet to Baroque|Claire Stern|March 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On the Impossible Past will transport you back to your halcyon, angsty teenage years.Best Music Albums of 2012: Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, and More|Marlow Stern|December 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Relatively, it touches those old times when religious houses, with their quaintly-trimmed orders, were in their halcyon days.Our Churches and Chapels|Atticus
And yet subsequent generations have viewed with unconcern this halcyon period in the history of art.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4)|Richard Muther
This is the halcyon period of primers, introductions, handbooks, manuals.
Do you know the periods when the Mediterranean is troubled, and when the wintry halcyon days come?The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)|Florence A. Thomas Marshall
Sleighing parties from Wheeling frequented this old tavern in the halcyon days of the road, and were handsomely entertained.The Old Pike|Thomas B. Searight
British Dictionary definitions for halcyon
adjective also: halcyonian (ˌhælsɪˈəʊnɪən), halcyonic (ˌhælsɪˈɒnɪk)
- a fortnight of calm weather during the winter solstice
- a period of peace and happiness