Edenic


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E·den

 (ēd′n)
n.
1. Bible The garden of God and the first home of Adam and Eve. Also called Garden of Eden.
2. A delightful place; a paradise.
3. A state of innocence, bliss, or ultimate happiness.

[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek Ēdēn, from Hebrew 'ēden, delight, Eden; see ġdn in Semitic roots.]

E·den′ic (ē-dĕn′ĭk) adj.
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Therefore, for contextualization and reference, it would be useful to trace the origins and paradigms of the original Edenic vision of America and demonstrate how this vision had come to be coupled with the political vision such as Belknap voiced in his address.
The year is 1982; the setting, an Edenic hamlet some ninety miles north of New York City.
Instead, they create a world whose contours and dimensions feel at once alien and familiar, up to and including the geographic boundaries of Leisure Land that suggest it may not be the Edenic utopia its diminutive residents might think.
Along the way, Tom learns about an edenic world and its unfamiliar species, beasts he never knew existed, while simultaneously growing in the process.
Perhaps more pertinently, in 1967 it was the title of an episode of the television series Star Trek, in which the ship's crew beam down to an Edenic planet where the spores of a toxic plant fill them with peaceful bliss.
But as the original title, Heba--which means "waste" in Turkish--foreshadows, Ziya's inner turmoil, suffering, and angst will follow him everywhere, and his move to the Edenic village of Yazikoy will not save him.
But the Edenic happiness of their early love is complicated by their new life: Malick uses the metaphor of the man's work, investigating environmental catastrophes, to comment on the way that their love seems to have fallen from grace.
No Edenic or moral Fall for Polkinghorne, but he certainly sees the felicity of an ontological fall into a world of freedom and possibility.
This Edenic portrait is at its most radiant when I spot the first blemish.
The Studio's smaller, parallel gallery, titled "Land of the Outlaw," presented the Caribbean's ambiguity as both Edenic and dangerous.
Rachel Greenberg's attention to the Plowman's levelling speeches in the early Tudor interlude Gentleness and Nobility, particularly his reference to an Edenic age when no class distinctions existed, as well as in a range of other sixteenth-century plays and dialogues identifies ways in which entertainment for elite audiences might record the voices of the oppressed.
Before the Once-ler's arrival, the Lorax's domain is an Edenic paradise, all rolling green hills and crystal-clear lakes, populated by Cute critters such as the aptly named HummingFish and the bearlike Bar-ba-loots, which perform roughly the same sight-gag functions here that the Minions did in "Despicable Me.