Canaan, the land promised by God to Abraham and his descendants. Genesis 12:7.
(often lowercase) a place or situation believed to hold ultimate happiness.
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How to use Promised Land in a sentence
If they work hard enough and long enough, like Springsteen himself, they can also make it to the Promised Land.Are Politicians Too Dumb to Understand the Lyrics to ‘Born in the USA’? | Parker Molloy | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But whether she can lead NBC News to the Promised Land is another question entirely.Jon Stewart and 'Meet The Press' Would Have Been One Unhappy Marriage | Lloyd Grove | October 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land.The Black and White Men Who Saved Martin Luther King’s Life | Michael Daly | January 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But by the nineteenth century there was a further thought: the Jews must return to their Promised Land of Israel.Why Won’t the West Defend Middle Eastern Christians? | Diarmaid MacCulloch | October 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
When a fish swims toward the Promised Land, she clamps her legs closed and traps it.‘Naked and Afraid’ Is the Craziest Show on TV—You Just Have to Watch | Kevin Fallon | July 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The nation of Israel, when about to enter the Promised Land, were generally a people who feared God.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
When Israel under Joshua, had entered the Promised Land, the use of this sign became peculiarly manifest.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
In truth, she was seeing things millions of miles away; she was seeing a Promised Land.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete | Gilbert Parker
Obviously such a people were not fit for freedom, or even for the conquest of the Promised Land.Beacon Lights of History, Volume II | John Lord
The burden-bearing of the Levites was not to last for ever: once in the Promised Land that service ceased.Separation and Service | James Hudson Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for Promised Land
Old Testament the land of Canaan, promised by God to Abraham and his descendants as their heritage (Genesis 12:7)
heaven, esp when considered as the goal towards which Christians journey in their earthly lives
any longed-for place where one expects to find greater happiness or fulfilment
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Cultural definitions for Promised Land
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