This is the island of the blest, and the object of the disembodied soul is to reach it.
She loves him, she is loved by him; Heaven would have blest their union.
If I have not you, I shall, at least, be blest with your image.
"You've been blest in a good housekeeper," said Miss Letty, in a gentle recall.
blest be the cordial grasp of the hand of friendship—blest the tender embrace of the arms of love!
"I'm blest ef I know the fust thing about it," she declared.
"And blest myself," she added, seeing the rich gratitude of his soul falter with the poverty of words.
That word, that word, that one, one little word.And I am blest!
The Muses, still with freedom found,Shall to thy happy coast repair; blest isle!
"blest if I can see what the girl sees in him," said Mahooley.
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.