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or paradisaic

[par-uh-di-sey-i-kuh l, -zey-, -dahy-] /ˌpær ə dɪˈseɪ ɪ kəl, -ˈzeɪ-, -daɪ-/
Origin of paradisaical
1615-25; paradise + -aic (suffix abstracted from words like prosaic, algebraic, etc.) + -al1
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paradisaically, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Bridges are often symbolical of events, classic passages in the shastras and sutras, or are antetypes of paradisaical structures.

    The Religions of Japan William Elliot Griffis
  • It is the orthodox, paradisaical view of the origin, unity, and primal perfection of the human race.

    The Middle Period 1817-1858 John William Burgess
  • The Gentle Reader has a warm place in his heart for those whom he calls the paradisaical writers.

    The Gentle Reader Samuel McChord Crothers
  • The paradisaical peninsula has a building on it with this inscription, "Ospitius Macarii."

    Astronomical Myths John F. Blake
  • She yielded, and he took the paradisaical creature in his arms.

  • Sterne was not living in a paradisaical age, and he intentionally overstept the boundaries of decorum.

    History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2) Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
  • Were they really as paradisaical (I did not use that word) as some reports would lead one to suppose?

    A Florida Sketch-Book Bradford Torrey
  • And now he was ravished, rapt away on the wings of paradisaical ecstasy by a something that consisted of kidney and a few eggs.

  • All that was tangled in life straightened out before them, the future seemed a sort of paradisaical boulevard.

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
  • Bellamys ideas will be partly carried out, but in no paradisaical manner.

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