It gave us gratitude for every blessed second we have together.
The blessed Franco-Lohan union is practically destined for domestic bliss.
But when Argentina and Germany face each other for the World Cup final, only one team will be blessed.
All Cohen needed to do was add “of blessed memory” after each political casualty was mentioned.
blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
What do we teach about the blessed Virgin more wonderful than this?
Shall he alone, whom rational we call, Be pleased with nothing, if not blessed with all?
Would that she had done other grace to the blessed Immortals!
In her there was no weak wonder that Providence had blessed her as she felt she was blessed.
But the most blessed thing of all was my interview with Marie.
late 12c., "supremely happy," also "consecrated" (c.1200), past participle adjective from bless (v.). Reversed or ironic sense of "cursed, damned" is recorded from 1806. Related: Blessedly; blessedness.
Old English bletsian, bledsian, Northumbrian bloedsian "to consecrate, make holy, give thanks," from Proto-Germanic *blodison "hallow with blood, mark with blood," from *blotham "blood" (see blood).
Originally a blood sprinkling on pagan altars. This word was chosen in Old English bibles to translate Latin benedicere and Greek eulogein, both of which have a ground sense of "to speak well of, to praise," but were used in Scripture to translate Hebrew brk "to bend (the knee), worship, praise, invoke blessings." Meaning shifted in late Old English toward "pronounce or make happy," by resemblance to unrelated bliss. No cognates in other languages. Related: Blessed; blessing.