A writer set out around the world to find the mythical ‘Promised Land’ of the African diaspora.
Cue the opening chords of “Promised Land,” to be followed by classics new—“We Take Care of Our Own”—and old—“Thunder Road.”
But whether she can lead NBC News to the Promised Land is another question entirely.
We gave the Afghans a glimpse of the Promised Land of democracy, but then stood by while Karzai slammed the door on their fingers.
When a fish swims toward the Promised Land, she clamps her legs closed and traps it.
By this very route the old patriarch entered the Promised Land.
Is there not a Promised Land awaiting us in the north from which you would flee?
Rounding a spur at the end of our six-hundredth mile from Denver, we first sighted the Mormon Promised Land.
For Charlie had made a study of the reports from the Promised Land.
He felt that he too was indeed a wanderer, seeking the Promised Land.
The land that God promised he would give to the descendants of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob; the land flowing with milk and honey; the land of Canaan, or Palestine. The Israelites did not take it over until after the Exodus, when they conquered the people already living there.
Note: By extension, an idyllic place or state of being that a person hopes to reach, especially one that cannot be reached except by patience and determination, is called a “Promised Land.”