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  • adv. In an idyllic manner.

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  • adv. in an idyllic manner

Etymologies

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idyllic +‎ -ally

Examples

  • Adj. 1. halcyon - idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity; “a halcyon atmosphere” … peaceful, peaceable - not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war; “a peaceful nation”; “peaceful times”; “a far from peaceful Christmas”; “peaceful sleep”

    Chuck Schumer (D-NY): Free speech is un-American. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • As I ventured out into rural farming villages, idyllically green valleys set in stark canyons below high white peaks, I found Tibetan people ... just being themselves.

    Josh Schrei: The Ladakh Cloudburst: An Eyewitness Account

  • The couple have been looking to buy for about six months -- since their summer wedding -- and are thrilled to have found this apartment idyllically located “on a tree lined cobblestone street.”

    Vassar President Sells to Nesting Newlyweds

  • For example, eating a "free-range" turkey that spent its days idyllically scratching up bugs and pecking at grass behind the hen house sounds a lot more healthy than eating one that had its beaks clipped, was housed in a dark warehouse, jammed against others so tight that it couldn't walk, was force fed genetically engineered corn, and then slaughtered.

    Steven R. Gundry: Your "All Natural, Organic, Free-Range Turkey" Never Ate Its Natural Food Or Stepped Outdoors

  • Fans will not just root for the brave boy, but accompany him all the way as a small town that looks idyllically rustic conceals danger lurking behind the serene façade.

    The Last Child-John Hart « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews

  • It is true that in the Fragonard painting exquisitely dressed aristocrats are idyllically swinging in lavish gardens, but the clouds gathering above overpower the happy scene.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • To this day it is idyllically pretty, with a church, a green, thatched cottages set at different angles to the road and a watersplash where two streams meet.

    ‘Thomas Hardy: A Time-Torn Man’

  • There's nothing like staring out over the clouds and Atlantic Ocean below en route home from Europe on the 4th of July to idyllically daydream what a President Barack Obama could ...

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: What in the World Can Obama Do?

  • There's nothing like staring out over the clouds and Atlantic Ocean below en route home from Europe on the 4th of July to idyllically daydream what a President Barack Obama could do, I mean really do, to bring positive change to the world and restore international trust in what we stand for as a nation.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: What in the World Can Obama Do?

  • The sameoutcomes would occur if somehow that peskyChávez could be removed so thathis country could again becheaply ravagedandthe sameonescould, idyllically, take place inAfrica, where US military troops are currently engaged.

    On Cooperation and Competition

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