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an island, represented as an earthly paradise in the western seas, to which King Arthur and other heroes were carried at death.
Contemporary Examples

In The Fall of Arthur, when Tolkien writes of Avalon, he means that same elvish island.
Tolkien’s Unfinished Epic: ‘The Fall of Arthur’ John Garth May 22, 2013

Historical Examples

And so I came back to Gwent as to Avalon; there to heal me of my grievous wounds.
Far Off Things Arthur Machen

So he ordered his loyal vassal to take his sword to the island of Avalon.
Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis

In Avalon began the long chapter of the troubles of the Baltimores with the Puritan opposition.
The Beginners of a Nation Edward Eggleston.

We have tried to introduce principles of the Tuna Club of Avalon.
Tales of Fishes Zane Grey

They awaited his return just as certain stanch old Britons await the second coming of Arthur from the island of Avalon.
Riders of the Silences John Frederick

But the spirit of Avalon, like the climate, is something to love.
Tales of Fishes Zane Grey

Avalon, the earthly paradise, was but the complement of these.
The Beginners of a Nation Edward Eggleston.

Avalon County appreciates the compliment,—if I may be permitted to answer for it.
Mr. Crewe’s Career, Complete Winston Churchill

Well was it for him that he was of the diocese of Lincoln, and that at that time Hugh of Avalon was its bishop.
Legal Lore Various

(Celtic myth) an island paradise in the western seas: in Arthurian legend it is where King Arthur was taken after he was mortally wounded


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