from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the period before the fall of Adam and Eve.
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- adj. Of, or relating to the period of innocence before the Fall of man; innocent, unspoiled.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the time before the Fall of Adam and Eve
If few would wish to return to the limitations of that era, it is our awareness of their subsequent fate that allows us to cherish the seaside resort of yesteryear as a kind of prelapsarian realm of carefree fun.
For a generation raised on divorce, the Trillins — who married in 1965, just before the marriage-hopping baby boomers came of age — represent a kind of prelapsarian parental ideal.
But if her details at times defy belief, Schneider captures extremely well the spirit of a certain kind of prelapsarian camp experience, a combination of agony and exuberance.
And by all accounts, it's been restored to look just like its old, "prelapsarian" self.
Those four magical, prelapsarian days of Berber hospitality were the inspiration for Aisha's redemptive journey in my third novel, Greater Love.
The thoughtful, never too literal visual narrative employed Viola's characteristic imagery of water, fire, sea, night-time forests, distant horizons which come slowly nearer, and humans in ritualistic or biblically inspired poses: prelapsarian, baptismal, transcendent.
There was a lot to the atmosphere, not least the pungent dark tobacco in Gauloises and Gitanes cigarettes, the smell of which lingered everywhere in those prelapsarian days.
He himself is abjectly fallen, yet he retains a strange prelapsarian innocence and honesty.
Lifting the crushing debt burden off Irish, Portuguese and Greek shoulders is what's needed to take these economies back to a prelapsarian idyll.
The work does not wax nostalgic for some prior, idyllic, prelapsarian climate but rather accepts imperfection as a given of the human condition.
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