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 for Promised Land
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Promise \Prom"ise\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Promised; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Promising.]
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     1. To engage to do, give, make, or to refrain from doing,
        giving, or making, or the like; to covenant; to engage;
        as, to promise a visit; to promise a cessation of
        hostilities; to promise the payment of money. "To promise
        aid." --Shak.
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     2. To afford reason to expect; to cause hope or assurance of;
        as, the clouds promise rain. --Milton.
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     3. To make declaration of or give assurance of, as some
        benefit to be conferred; to pledge or engage to bestow;
        as, the proprietors promised large tracts of land; the
        city promised a reward.
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     Promised land. See Land of promise, under Land.
     To promise one's self.
        (a) To resolve; to determine; to vow.
        (b) To be assured; to have strong confidence.
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                  I dare promise myself you will attest the truth
                  of all I have advanced.           --Rambler.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Promised Land
      n 1: an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast
           of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for
           Christianity and Islam and Judaism [syn: Palestine,
           Canaan, Holy Land, Promised Land]
      2: any place of complete bliss and delight and peace [syn:
         Eden, paradise, nirvana, heaven, promised land,
      3: the goal towards which Christians strive

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  64 Moby Thesaurus words for "promised land":
     Agapemone, Arcadia, Beulah, Beulah Land, Big Rock-Candy Mountain,
     Canaan, Cloudcuckooland, Cockaigne, Eden, Eldorado, Erewhon,
     Garden of Eden, Goshen, Happy Valley, Heaven, Land of Beulah,
     Land of Youth, Laputa, Never-Never-land, Neverland, New Atlantis,
     Pandemonium, Paradise, Quivira, Shangri-la, Utopia, Zion,
     a better place, arcadia, better world, cloudland, dreamland,
     dystopia, eternal home, eternity, faerie, fairyland, glory,
     happy hunting ground, heaven, heaven above, heavenly kingdom,
     high heaven, kakotopia, kingdom come, kingdom of God,
     kingdom of glory, kingdom of heaven, land of dreams,
     land of enchantment, land of faerie, land of plenty,
     land of promise, lotus land, millennium, otherworld, paradise,
     presence of God, realm of light, the Promised Land, the happy land,
     the world above, utopia, wonderland

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Promised Land, SC -- U.S. Census Designated Place in South Carolina
     Population (2000):    559
     Housing Units (2000): 197
     Land area (2000):     1.575787 sq. miles (4.081270 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.575787 sq. miles (4.081270 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            58615
     Located within:       South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
     Location:             34.131494 N, 82.238210 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Promised Land, SC
      Promised Land

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