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nirvananir‧va‧na /nɪəˈvɑːnə, nɜː- $ nɪr-, nɜːr-/ noun [uncountable]  1 RRHRRBthe final state of complete knowledge and understanding that is the aim of believers in Buddhism2 HAPPYa condition of great happiness and a feeling of peace
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nirvanaThis was the signal for nirvana or whatever they call the absolute state.If travelling sales is Patrick's religion, then the life of long-haul travel is his nirvana.Less than a week later, however, nirvana had been replaced by sorrow.And we were nowhere near nirvana.Monied widowhood is their only nirvana.A form of meditation, I suppose, at the end of which you have either reached nirvana or are completely mad.The West is a dam builder's nirvana, full of deep, narrow canyons.It is like the Buddhist priest who went to nirvana and when he returned, the world had changed into nirvana.
NirvanaNirvana  a US group who developed a new style of rock music called grunge, which was popular in the early 1990s, and whose lead singer was Kurt cobain. Their albums include Nevermind and In Utero.
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