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Definition charmingly simple, beautiful, and serene
  • The Vale of Arryn might have been spared the worst of the war, but it was hardly the idyllic place that Lady Lysa had made it out to be.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • An idyllic childhood, the piece says.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Some crack in the perfectly idyllic landscape.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • The only thing spoiling the idyllic picture was that the walls were topped with razor wire, and there were guards at the entrance to the house.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Life in Plauen became less idyllic after Germany's defeat.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • She could hardly imagine the horrors that must have played out in Martin Vanger's basement, in the midst of this well-ordered, idyllic spot.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The prospect of so idyllic an interim added to the inspired stealth with which he whetted his wire, filed it to a Umber stiletto fineness.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • It wasn't always an idyllic scene.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • That's all very well as an idyllic episode, but for your whole life that won't answer.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • My fellow-creatures, from whom I was thus separated, began to assume idyllic virtue and beauty in my memory.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • It was a view that I thought of as pastoral, idyllic, a road disappearing into the mist and mountains to a land of no worries.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • They found an idyllic place to camp; in the shade of an outcrop of rocks and close to a stream that meandered into a looping chain of billabongs.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • Here, on the hay, in these idyllic surroundings, far from the world and the eyes of men, it wouldn't matter.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Another dispute about the Koran concerns the idyllic black-eyed virgins who supposedly will attend to men in the Islamic afterlife.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • But everything was not idyllic.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Let's explore what happened to send your family from that idyllic existence in Blount out into the night on that bus ....
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • The crowd of predominantly women conferred at that point, knowing that Himmel Street was not exactly the epitome of idyllic Molching living.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The scene was at once idyllic and hallucinatory.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • In the play, Camelot represents an oasis of idyllic happiness in a cold, hard world.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • It's naive and idyllic, but why not?
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago

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