the promised land


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the promised land

A place, destination, or goal eagerly sought under the belief that it will bring success, happiness, or fulfilment. The phrase comes from the Biblical description of Canaan, the land promised to the Israelites. You gotta move out West, dude. It's the promised land out here. We close this deal and we reach the promised land, partner.
See also: land, promise

the promised ˈland

a place or situation in which people expect to find happiness, wealth, freedom etc: For millions of people in Europe, the USA was seen as the promised land.The Prime Minister’s speech seemed to suggest that we had already reached the promised land.This expression comes from the Bible and refers to the land that God promised the Israelites.
See also: land, promise
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Beginning at 9:00 AM on Sunday, March 28, 2004, basketball players of all shapes and sizes, high school age and up, will gather on center court at THE PALESTRA to pound the boards for the 3rd ANNUAL POINTS FOR THE PROMISED LAND - - a COMMUNITY-WIDE 3-ON-3 BENEFIT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT to raise funds and show support for victims of terrorism in Israel.
The promised land in our times remains the economic powerhouse of the United States, which each year draws thousands, legally or otherwise, to its shores.
Emerging from nearly two decades of preparatory work, Davis has a real opportunity to lead California into the promised land of possibilities.
as well as a visit by Molly the Promised Land Dairy cow.
Copies of the Promised Land resource management plan are available for public review at the following locations:
Like an estimated 240,000 other Jews throughout the San Fernando Valley, Mary Cooper, 91, was partaking of food that symbolizes the ancient Hebrews' flight from slavery in Egypt to freedom in the promised land.
Like Moses, the mayor wants to lead his city out of the desert and into the promised land of a bigger, bolder, more beautiful Los Angeles International Airport.
Participants at the 281 store can visit with Molly the Promised Land Dairy cow.
Board President Julie Korenstein will be standing at the gate handing out promissory notes good for a one-way ticket to the Promised Land.
Red Herring agrees, listing XOsoft as a pick of the promised land.
A group of international investors is searching for the promised land in southern Nevada for an ambitious $1.
is a start-up Atlanta based comprehensive computer manufacturer dedicated to promote to the world, that using a PC is simple and fun and customer service is the key to the promised land.
The PROMISED LAND CD-ROM, based on the group's multi-platinum CD release "Promised Land," is scheduled to ship in the third quarter 1995.
We expect them to rise above our fears, alleviate our doubts, define what is best about us, lead us into the promised land, heal our wounds, feed our hungry, find work for the poor and do it all without spending our hard earned money.
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