As Safran Foer describes it, paradise is one of the ideal, ethical slaughterhouses.
Your bodies will emanate scent, and you will go to paradise.
"Monaco looks like a paradise from the outside, but as Grace Kelly found out, it is also a prison," he says.
In 2006, when Oscar time finally came, the producers of “paradise Now” were promised that the film would be credited to Palestine.
It may have looked like paradise, but a rebellion was brewing around the Davises.
She had felt his arms warm and close and strong about her, and had not known whether she was in paradise or in purgatory.
It caused them to fight for the sole possession of this paradise upon Earth.
The paradise jacamar (galbula paradisea) frequents the more open parts of the forest, and is generally found in pairs.
What a paradise this would be for the botanist in spring, or for the portrait painter!
The last three days have been a composition of Gehenna and paradise.
late 12c., "Garden of Eden," from Old French paradis "paradise, Garden of Eden" (11c.), from Late Latin paradisus, from Greek paradeisos "park, paradise, Garden of Eden," from an Iranian source, cf. Avestan pairidaeza "enclosure, park" (Modern Persian and Arabic firdaus "garden, paradise"), compound of pairi- "around" + diz "to make, form (a wall)."
The first element is cognate with Greek peri- "around, about" (see per), the second is from PIE root *dheigh- "to form, build" (see dough).
The Greek word, originally used for an orchard or hunting park in Persia, was used in Septuagint to mean "Garden of Eden," and in New Testament translations of Luke xxiii:43 to mean "heaven" (a sense attested in English from c.1200). Meaning "place like or compared to Paradise" is from c.1300.
a Persian word (pardes), properly meaning a "pleasure-ground" or "park" or "king's garden." (See EDEN.) It came in course of time to be used as a name for the world of happiness and rest hereafter (Luke 23:43; 2 Cor. 12:4; Rev. 2:7). For "garden" in Gen. 2:8 the LXX. has "paradise."