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Ar·ca·di·a 1

 (är-kā′dē-ə) also Ar·ca·dy (är′kə-dē)
A region of ancient Greece in the Peloponnesus. Its relatively isolated inhabitants proverbially lived a simple, pastoral life.

Ar·ca·di·a 2

also ar·ca·di·a  (är-kā′dē-ə)
A region offering rural simplicity and contentment.


(ɑrˈkeɪ di ə)

1. a mountainous region of ancient Greece in the central Peloponnesus: traditionally represented in literature as a place of pastoral innocence and contentment.
2. any real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity.


[ˈɑːkədɪ] NArcadia f
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Though not born there, he had a peculiar affection for the Isle of Thanet, and he was fired with enthusiasm at the thought of spending a fortnight so close to the earth and amid conditions which needed only a blue sky to be as idyllic as the olive groves of Arcady.
So come, you two gay youthful things to whom all life is yet fair and good, and we will seek the path to Arcady.
All of a sudden I'd be traveling down a country road, and everything clean and quiet, no dust, no dirt; just streams ripplin' down sweet meadows, and lambs playing, breezes blowing the breath of flowers, and soft sunshine over everything; and lovely cows lazying knee-deep in quiet pools, and young girls bathing in a curve of stream all white and slim and natural--and I'd know I was in Arcady.
Event sponsor Ashlyn Arcady, of AEC Repro, said, "When you have an exhibit table with PWC you have a presence and every time you come you make connections.
45) This story of aristocratic love set in New Spain (colonial Mexico) was directed by Arcady Boytler and had a screenplay by Salvador Novo.
S]he might have been striding out of Arcady to meet me .
With a star-covered 10-sided master bedroom, secret cupboards and staircases galore, and a secluded pagoda that can only be reached by a bridge, those well-worn adjectives 'compact', 'bijou' and 'well presented' just wouldn't have cut it for the sale of Arcady.
Niamh is a former member of the traditional Irish band Arcady and appeared before American President Bill Clinton and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern in Washington.
And as we shall see as this most accomplished of Stoppard's works develops, that duality serves as both through-line and controlling metaphor for almost every dramatic device the playwright exploits in these highly theatrical shades of Arcady.
The exhibition, entitled Animals in Arcady, showcases original woodblock illustrations of Agnes Miller Parker.