What does the word elysian mean?

Usage examples for elysian

  1. A little greenhouse, used as a parlour in summer, where he sat surrounded by beauty and fragrance, and lulled by pleasant sounds, was another product of the same pursuit, and seems almost Elysian in that dull dark life. – Cowper by Goldwin Smith
  2. The clapping travelled across the dusk of the quadrangle to the two watchers, and reached them faintly, thinly, as though they listened in wonder at ghosts applauding on the far edge of Elysian fields. – Brother Copas by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  3. I can conceive the philosopher returning sadly to the Elysian fields, wondering whether, after all, these visits are worth while. – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
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