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Promised Land

1. Old Testament the land of Canaan, promised by God to Abraham and his descendants as their heritage (Genesis 12:7)
2. heaven, esp when considered as the goal towards which Christians journey in their earthly lives
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The promised land for the French during their advance had been Moscow, during their retreat it was their native land.
So both those who knew and those who did not know deceived themselves, and pushed on to Smolensk as to a promised land.
There is a moment of dumb dismay, and the wanderings must begin again; the painful explaining away of facts, the feverish raking up of illusions, the cultivation of a fresh crop of lies in the sweat of one's brow, to sustain life, to make it supportable, to make it fair, so as to hand intact to another generation of blind wanderers the charming legend of a heartless country, of a promised land, all flowers and blessings .
The magic of the place combined with an overwhelming sense of dangers left behind, and of the promised land reached at last, seemed to charm us into silence.
For a week or two she went on resolutely enough, though with an occasional sinking of heart, as if she had set out toward the Promised Land alone, and found it a thirsty, trackless, uncertain journey.
Nor even that a Spirit called Holy, led your forefathers into promised lands, which I do not praise: for where the worst of all trees grew--the cross,--in that land there is nothing to praise!--
The Business Secretary gushed: "People really do look to him like some Moses figure who is going to lead them away from this economic mess to the promised land."
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It goes to the tune of The Grand Old Duke of York: Our chairman David Gold, He wanted to go to the Prem, So he took us to the promised land, But we came back down again, He said one year we'll go up, And the next year we'll come down, But I really don't give a stuff, As long as I make a pound.
King's dream?" "Have we reached the Promised Land?"
Fifteen leading scholars and writers from western Canada have contributed their views of how new settlers and others viewed the West as a "promised land." The West lived up to the dreams of some, but not for others.
Halaby is a Jordanian-American writer who directly confronts life for Arab-Americans in a post-911 world: ONCE IN A PROMISED LAND uses the novel form to bring to life the roots of prejudice and cultural differences, making it a top pick for readers seeking something with more depth and insight than your usual novel.