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From the working-class Honeymooners to the middle-class suburban idyll epitomized by Father Knows Best, The Donna Reed Show and many more, TV offered familiar, if pithier or more wholesome, representations of regular American families.

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The pursuit of this elusive idyll seems to be what makes him tick.

Despite moving from the idyll of Golden State to a somewhat sloppier situation with the Nets — Durant, Harden, and Irving may reach the playoffs having played just seven games together — Durant has maintained his production across categories.

The irony is that Paradise is anything but, especially for the characters whose hard work and impoverished lives sustain tourists’ idylls.

The approach came in handy while Strava-stalking my defector runner friends in their various idylls.

Landing back in Cannes after this island idyll is always a bit of a shock, festival time or not.

But the intervening years were as close to a domestic idyll as Washington ever experienced.

See Now Then by Jamaica Kincaid  As years go by, a domestic idyll turns dark.

What starts as a domestic idyll turns out to be something much darker.

Yet Odessa's "cosmopolitan idyll" (to use King's phrase) was not what it seemed.

The old story of Boaz and Ruth grew beneath his hands into a delicious idyll of country life.

It shall be a poem, an idyll—far from all interruptions, far from intrigues!'

It seemed that she and I had been born brother and sister in some impossible pastoral idyll.

And what is one to say of the love idyll appended to the historical drama, in spite of history, in spite of the drama itself?

Possibly it might create a greater sensation if it were introduced to the world as Julia and Pausanias: an Idyll.


On this page you'll find 66 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to idyll, such as: breathing space, lull, respite, delay, episode, and halt.

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