The Land of Opportunity

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The Land of Opportunity

1. The United States of America, from the notion that the country provides the opportunity for success to anyone from any background. (Sometimes spelled in lowercase.) In the early 1940s, my grandparents, fleeing persecution in Europe, took everything they owned and sailed on a boat to the Land of Opportunity. I am convinced that this is still the land of opportunity, that any man or woman with a dream and the desire to work hard can achieve anything.
2. The official state nickname of Arkansas from 1947 to 1995 (replaced by "The Natural State"). My family's been living in The Land of Opportunity for nearly three generations, but we originally hail from Pennsylvania.
See also: land, of, opportunity
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I think that what the United States used to represent to people in Europe as a land of opportunity and freedom, Canada is becoming to a lot of Americans, whether it's gay marriage or health care.
For the thousands of migrant farmworkers who come to the United States in search of jobs, this country may seem like the land of opportunity.
as the land of opportunity when he came here from Gabon in 1993.
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Growing up in England, Paul Mason envisioned living in America and raising his children in what he deemed "the land of opportunity.
Last, Bob Fagin reminds us what's so terrific about public service, public servants, and this land of opportunity in a eulogy about his dad, Irving.
Turner's land of opportunity comes to the forefront of Micheaux's novels as he builds an occasionally successful farm under the guidance of Washington's admonition of hard work, thrift, and practical training.
Born in Soviet Russia and brought to the United States as a child, she is grateful for the many blessings this land of opportunity affords her.
Sent by his family, he joins his uncle and quickly learns that America is a land of opportunity for those who are able to endure prejudice and abuse, as well as the hardships of mining for gold.
Hockey players like Mario Lemieux, writers like Bharati Mukherjee and Clark Blaise, and film stars like Jim Carrey have all headed southward to the Land of Opportunity.
Bouncy jingles, familiar to generations, about deliverance from want in the land of opportunity are replaced by tough-guy rhymes about self-help and opportunism.
Some of the dancers had pulled up roots and moved to the West Coast from the East, believing the land of opportunity lay just ahead.
The senior Government officials have described the country as the land of opportunity, and there are many opportunities in the sectors of agriculture, mining, services, comprising banking, IT and telecommunication, energy, logistics and transportation.
But he will also insist that a Conservative government would use a strong economy "to make this country, at long last and for the first time ever, a land of opportunity for all.