American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A state of delusive contentment or false hope.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a name applied to a limbo (see under Limbo) popularly believed to be the region of vanity and nonsense. Hence, any foolish pleasure or condition of vain self-satistaction.
- n. See under Fool, and Limbo.
- n. an illusory state of wellbeing
“Whether is it better, I ask, to be a slave in a fool's paradise at Marseilles -- fevered with delusive bliss one hour -- suffocating with the bitterest tears of remorse and shame the next -- or to be a village-schoolmistress, free and honest, in a breezy mountain nook in the healthy heart of England?”
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originally made due to compulsion to not leave the comments on this list hanging. Also the typo.
You'll definitely need a map. Inspired by Son of Groucho's comment on Islets of Langerhans.
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Somebody must already have a list like this. But I'm bored, so I'm going to start my own.
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