Origin of benediction
OTHER WORDS FROM benedictionpre·ben·e·dic·tion, noun
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How to use benediction in a sentence
He sets the pace for The Card Counter, which is what you might call a pensive fairytale, a story about guilt that can be burned away only with the benediction of love.Oscar Isaac Smolders in the Pensive Romantic Thriller The Card Counter|Stephanie Zacharek|September 2, 2021|Time
He makes a little tart for himself, folding nubs of hard butter into a pile of flour, a few granules of which float down around his pig comrade’s radiant, upturned face like a benediction.In Pig, Nicolas Cage Plays a Grouchy, Meditative Hermit—and Gives His Best Performance in Years|Stephanie Zacharek|July 15, 2021|Time
But even before this celebrity benediction, Brooklyn was thriving in the City of Lights.
The resulting pictures of Angelina, dipping her head as she receives the Sovereign's benediction, have gone around the world.
Why do politicians and policy-makers need the benediction of celebrity to do their jobs?Why Does Congress Listen to Celebrities like Ben Affleck?|Tim Teeman|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Where their benediction fell, their flocks were sure to go—or that was the idea.Religious-Right Leaders Say Santorum, But Voters Flock to Gingrich|John Avlon|January 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Finally one Christmas the queen sent over a gift of a Labrador retriever, indicating a social benediction of sorts.
Those who have not received the benediction are pressing and elbowing each other to get near the altar.
Those who have received the benediction are instantly away to the Opera House or the wood of Boulogne.
The Rokurreas rose with one accord, and each turned to the men he was near to give them his parting benediction and salutation.Confessions of a Thug|Philip Meadows Taylor
Let us take farewell like men, without a murmur and without a tear, and let me receive the benediction of a father before I die.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
Man had wedded himself to Nature, and his works seemed to receive her seal and benediction.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird