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noun
an epic poem (1667) by John Milton.
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Paradise Lost

(1667) An epic by John Milton. Its subject is the Fall of Man; it also tells the stories of the rebellion and punishment of Satan and the creation of Adam and Eve. Milton declares that his aim in the poem is “to justify the ways of God to men.”

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