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1. An imaginary remote paradise on earth; utopia.
2. A distant and secluded hideaway, usually of great beauty and peacefulness.
[After Shangri-La, , the imaginary land in the novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton.]
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a remote or imaginary utopia
[C20: from the name of an imaginary valley in the Himalayas, from Lost Horizon (1933), a novel by James Hilton]
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Shan•gri-la(ˌʃæŋ grɪˈlɑ, ˈʃæŋ grɪˌlɑ)
an imaginary paradise on earth, esp. a remote and exotic utopia.
[after the fictional Tibetan land of eternal youth in the novel The Lost Horizon (1933) by James Hilton]
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