Part of speech: noun

Gr. Myth. The abode of the blessed dead.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Harry Emerson Fosdick.