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nirvana

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Definition any place of complete bliss, delight and peace

or in Hinduism and Buddhism:  the enlightenment that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire, suffering, and individual consciousness
  • I found nirvana when I went away to college.
  • It also has Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana, which Sam and Patrick love.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • nirvana = the name of a musical group that is based on the general meaning of a place of complete bliss, delight and peace; or (in Hinduism and Buddhism) the enlightenment that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire, suffering, and individual consciousness
  • This was the nature and the method of the rebellion against existence and of the undefined quest for an unnamed Nirvana.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • And then her eyes fell on The Nirvana Wide Web: Connections to a Higher Consciousness.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • Universal Harmony'—'Eternal Spirit'—'Divine Purpose'—'Nirvana'—'Paradise'—'Racial Supremacy'—'The Dictatorship of the Proletariat.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • And he'd expected her to feel like heaven, plus nirvana, plus that scene in Willy Wonka where Charlie starts to fly.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • She had on ripped black tights and a wrinkled Nirvana T-shirt.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • And two delicate slippers with the softest leather soles and two giant pearls on each toe, to light her way to nirvana.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • It's like adolescent nirvana.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • He's wearing a black T-shirt with NIRVANA printed across the front in splattery red lettering.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • Meditation gurus achieved similar states of thoughtlessness without sex and often described Nirvana as a neverending spiritual orgasm.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • A convicted drug dealer asking that his sentence be overturned because heroin helps him reach nirvana?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • She took me home with her and dragged out a CD of Nirvana MTV Unplugged and played me "Something in the Way."
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Magnetic Fields, Mazzy Star, Nico, Nirvana, Oscar Peterson.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Tim Long, the former NFL lineman long accustomed to the idea that offensive linemen were built to be ignored, experienced football nirvana.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • The Jade Emperor stepped out and announced that the entire Wang family could transcend this world for nirvana, which they did.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • I know a few Nirvana tunes that can split rocks.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Surely somewhere there must be a special prep course for Nirvana and points East designed strictly for actors, and I think S. would have found it.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • "Nirvana," Fang said, pawing through food that was still good but not sellable.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • Who knew what Nirvana or Alice In Chains might do to a brain so bruised?
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer

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