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[mass noun] A place that is unreal or imaginary or that excites wonder:‘I live in the real world, not fantasy land’[in singular] ‘you step out of the realm of reality and enter a fantasy land’‘living in a fantasy land of endless prosperity and happiness’[as modifier] ‘the restaurant is famous for its fantasy-land decor of twinkling lights and glitzy mirrors’
- ‘Ken Shirley, who was somehow in his fantasy land, started talking about taniwha.’
- ‘Most commentators, including Bashir, noticed the personal elements in this regressive fantasy land.’
- ‘No, fantasy land is not the real middle ages.’
- ‘In other words, they seem to be living in a dangerous fantasy land.’
- ‘Sometimes England feels like a big country, squeezed into a tiny, Alice in Wonderland, miniature, fantasy land.’
- ‘On a $70 share price, our fantasyland profit of $1.80 a share works out to a yield of 2.6 %.’
- ‘He called them a "bunch of whiners" living in a "fantasy land."’
- ‘I lived in a fantasyland for 12 years playing professional baseball.’
- ‘I managed to get a short clip of the fantasy land twirls at the end.’
- ‘I'm also not living in some fantasy land of dating Dan.’
- ‘Mr O'Sullivan said we are living in fantasy land.’
- ‘It is an artist's rendering of some space-age fantasy land of the future.’
- ‘Our helicopters land on what seems an elaborate garden fantasyland.’
- ‘The French might be retreating to economic fantasy land, deluding themselves they could enjoy a 35-hour week without sacrificing living standards.’
- ‘Soon, your child will be happily dreaming in fantasy land.’
- ‘I'm not going to promise you a fantasy land.’
- ‘He thus makes something that might otherwise be a forgettable eyesore a fantasyland of beautiful poignancy.’
- ‘Selene let her mind wander once more into fantasy-land for a little bit too long.’
- ‘Fantasyland in the centre of the Disneyland Park contains the Sleeping Beauty's Castle.’
- ‘Hollywood is living in some sort of fantasy land.’
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