What does the word elysium mean?

Usage examples for elysium

  1. But if ever there was an earthly elysium, Hemstead and Lottie dwelt in it during the remainder of that week. – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  2. And as she sauntered along, singing to herself, a beautiful white dove, even the same dove that had welcomed her in the morning on the heights of Elysium, flew before her with its wings glancing in the sunshine. – The Infernal Marriage by Benjamin Disraeli
  3. Belief in inevitable progress has thus acted as an opiate on many minds, lulling them into an elysium where all things come by wishing and where human ignorance and folly, cruelty and selfishness do not impede the peaceful flowing of their dreams. – Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick