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Paradisiacal

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Paradisi'acal. adj. [from paradise.] Suiting paradise; making paradise.

The antients express the situation of paradisiacal earth in reference to the sea. Burnet's Theory of the Earth.

Such a mediocrity of heat would be so far from exalting the earth to a more happy and paradisiacal state, that it would turn it to a barren wilderness. Woodw. Nat. Hist.

The summer is a kind of heaven, when we wander in a paradisiacal scene, among groves and gardens; but, at this season, we are like our poor first parents, turned out of that agreeable, though solitary life, and forced to look about for more people to help to bear our labours, to get into warmer houses, and hive together in cities. Pope.

Sources: Burnet, Thomas (45) · Pope, Alexander (393) · Woodward, John (78)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Paradisiacal." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 25, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13953.


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