land of plenty


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land of plenty

A fictional or imagined utopian place where there is an abundance of everything needed to survive and flourish. A huge influx of people headed to California at the beginning of the 20th century, thinking it was the land of plenty.
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The Blackfeet had now a vast advantage, and soon dispossessed the poor Snakes of their favorite hunting grounds, their land of plenty, and drove them from place to place, until they were fain to take refuge in the wildest and most desolate recesses of the Rocky Mountains.
He had come out of the desert country to the east into a land of plenty but though he was young and strong, the wary grass-eaters had managed to elude his mighty talons each time he had thought to make a kill.
There came a day, in this land of plenty, when the wolf-pack split in half and went in different directions.
In very sooth, my Lord Loring, they are ill men to trifle with, and it were easier to pluck a bone from a hungry bear than to lead a bowman out of a land of plenty and of pleasure."
Shall we lie out here and die of thirst and starvation with a land of plenty possibly only a few hundred yards away?
In modern society it is sometimes easy to assume that this is a land of plenty. It is not.
Poverty persists in a land of plenty. I was really struck by a mission poster on a high school wall I saw recently in Paisley, saying 'Poverty should not impact someone's success'.
With next month's Queen Elizabeth Stakes across town in Randwick expected to be Winx's swansong, Waller admitted that the George Ryder - for which Melbourne-based Land Of Plenty is 18-1 second favourite - will deliver an emotional occasion at Rosehill.
Hunger in the Land of Plenty: A Critical Look at Food Insecurity
Eliazarov is tackling the massive issue of food waste, after all, and she's doing it in The Land of Plenty, where we waste up to 40 percent of the food that we produce.
class="MsoNormalThe handshake was like a shepherd leading his flock to a land of plenty and then, from the blues, abandoning them in the wilderness and crossing over to Canaan' alone.
AFTER the hit-or-miss of the Nations League - and yes, someone did get it wrong about Southgate's boys in Spain (well, for one half anyway) - welcome to the land of plenty!
Benbatl's victory under jockey Pat Cosgrave, who made a Group 1 winning debut in Australia, came after Godolphin's locally-trained Hartnell produced another praiseworthy performance to finish second behind Land Of Plenty in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap at Caulfield.
This is the stark reality of poverty amid the land of plenty. These are the ironies we have to live through the years if there are no serious efforts to reconcile the gap between the rich and the poor.
'How can a rice shortage happen in the land of plenty under the first Mindanaoan President?