elysian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj elysian being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods "her pies were simply divine","the divine Shakespeare","an elysian meal","an inspired performance"
    • adj elysian relating to the Elysian Fields
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Elysian Pertaining, or the abode of the blessed after death; hence, yielding the highest pleasures; exceedingly delightful; beatific. "Elysian shades.""Elysian age.""This life of mortal breath
      Is but a suburb of the life elysian ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Elysian Pertaining to Elysium, or the abode of the blessed after death; hence, blessed; delightfully, exquisitely, or divinely happy; full of the highest kind of enjoyment, happiness, or bliss.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Elysian pertaining to Elysium: delightful: glorious
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Elysius, fr. Elysium,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. ēlysion (pedion), the Elysian (plain).

Usage

In literature:

Surely this must be the Elysian city on earth!
"Saronia" by Richard Short
TWO DIALOGUES IN THE ELYSIAN FIELDS, BETWEEN CARD.
"Notes and Queries, Number 210, November 5, 1853" by Various
TWO DIALOGUES IN THE ELYSIAN FIELDS, BETWEEN CARD.
"Notes and Queries, Number 211, November 12, 1853" by Various
Averno and the Elysian Fields were there.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
Elysian Fields, 13, 14, 16.
"The Story of Extinct Civilizations of the West" by Robert E. Anderson
This paradise was called the "Elysian Fields," and the hell was called Tartarus.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
I drove weel o'er, wi' grand precision, And lay serene on sod Elysian.
"A Golfing Idyll" by Violet Flint
I should like to see Buccellini, however, and have a globule of the Elysian essence.
"The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
Witness Elysian Tempe of Stourhead!
"The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles Vol. 2" by William Lisle Bowles
Behold him, then, after a conscientious study of the pictures in the Louvre, prepared to refresh himself by an airing in the Elysian fields.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
Compare this spot with the Elysian Fields which Virgil depicts for you.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
The theological alternatives were equally unattractive; Tartarus was an eternity of misery, and the Elysian Fields an eternity of ennui.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
Throwing myself upon my bed, I dreamt that I was dead, and was transported to the Elysian Fields.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
Mrs. Rooney alone maintained her position, seated in a large chair, her eyes closed, a smile of Elysian happiness playing upon her lips.
"Jack Hinton The Guardsman" by Charles James Lever
But for whom blossoms this Elysian flower?
"Young's Night Thoughts" by Edward Young
Autumn had met her in the Elysian Fields.
"The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident" by Edgar Saltus
I almost imagined I was transferred into the Elysian fields of mythology.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Were these Elysian days to be disturbed by the old and unforgotten wrong?
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
Better is the dim and ghostly Hades, and Elysian Fields of our own mythology, than that.
"Valeria" by William Henry Withrow
The Elysian story of our liberty is enrapturing their subjects and preparing them for freedom.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
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In poetry:

She came through tall tree-pillars pale,
A silver vision,
A nymph strayed out of Ida’s vale
Or fields Elysian.
"The River Maiden" by Victor James Daley
One great heroic reign divine
Shall mock the Elysian isles,
And love in arms shall only shine
Less fair than Love in smiles!
"The Young Man's Song" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
O the heart has dreams Elysian!
That steal o'er it calm and sweet,
Hushing pain like a magician
Who binds spirits at his feet.
"Reality" by Walter Richard Cassels
Then I lay in a weird sleep-vision,
Before me an earth dark scene,
And the land of the sweet Elysian,
And only a grave between.
"Which One" by Madge Morris Wagner
Yet the rainbow will return,
And the Spring will come once more;
But the fair whose flight we mourn,
Walks on Death's Elysian shore.
"Lines - II" by James Avis Bartley
There is no Death! What seems so is transition;
This life of mortal breath
Is but a suburb of the life elysian,
Whose portal we call Death.
"By The Fireside : Resignation" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Waterville-Elysian-Morristown running back Brady Ayers set a program record last week when he scored his 42nd career touchdown in a victory against Medford.
WATERVILLE — If Brady Ayers had carried more of the rushing load for the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown football team, he'd likely hold the career rushing record.
The Minnesota Valley Lutheran volleyball team avenged an opening loss to Cleveland in Saturday's Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Invite by defeating the Clippers in the third-place match.
Have you ever exited Interstate 10 at Elysian Fields.
Legend suggests the Canaries might be the Isles of the Blessed, home to the Elysian Fields.
Members of the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School football team had a tough decision to make Saturday -- to play or not to play their Section 4AA playoff game against Medford.
Celebrate the Apocalypse with Elysian Brewing.
Elysian Fields vs Hughes Springs 12-8-12.
Elysian Fields stuns Hughes Springs with 21-14 win, after falling to the Mustangs 55 to 14 on October 26th.
Yesterday's post about a trademark issue between Coronado Brewing and Elysian Brewing attracted a lot of attention.
Elysian Spa and Health Club on the WGN-TV Midday News Style Files segment.
WATERVILLE — Days after doing his part to prevent even further tragedy on Lake Elysian, Chris Holthus remains conflicted.
1400 block of Elysian Fields Avenue.
Police made the discovery at a house in the 1400 block of Elysian Fields Avenue.
Runners on the Elysian Viaduct .
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