elysian

[ ih-lizh-uh n, ih-lee-zhuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF elysian
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I should like to see Buccellini, however, and have a globule of the Elysian essence.

They went about in a state of Elysian beatitude, these young people.

His Elysian gardens, thought he, were about to be snatched away.

Life seemed an elysian dream, from which care and sorrow must be for ever banished.

It would be a wonder if there are really Elysian fields, and in them shades of people.

Have you ever known people in my condition not set out for the Elysian Fields?

Helping us cherish, and nurse as they grow, Elysian plants, from thoughts that we sow.

He had something to live for then, and the days passed like an Elysian summer.

Perhaps its maker took the secret with her to the Elysian Fields.

He tastes the kiss of Elysian bliss in instant, earthly life.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Greek Elysion pedion "Elysian field," where heroes and the virtuous live after death, from a pre-Greek word of unknown origin.

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