verb (used with object), blessed or blest, bless·ing.
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Origin of bless
OTHER WORDS FROM blessblesser, nounbless·ing·ly, adverboutbless, verb (used with object), out·blessed or out·blest, out·bles·sing.pre·bless, verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for bless
We’re blessed to live in countries where we can be who we are and yet we know that there are individual cases around the world, individual countries that deny just basic human rights.Grenell defends progress in global initiative to decriminalize homosexuality|Chris Johnson|September 23, 2020|Washington Blade
It’s like, songs like that makes me realize how I’ve been a wretch, and yet God will bless me.
That’s when a country seemingly blessed with valuable natural resources ultimately suffers because it fails to diversify their economy.Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|September 17, 2020|Freakonomics
I was blessed enough to get this opportunity at a very young age, but I’ve taken every opportunity that’s come my way.Full Transcript: Tomi Lahren on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’|Daniel Malloy|August 31, 2020|Ozy
In 1923, San Diego adopted its first zoning ordinance – six years after the Supreme Court outlawed racial districts, and three years before the court blessed the basic structure of zoning we know today.Single-Family Zoning’s Century of Supremacy in San Diego|Andrew Keatts|August 26, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The ceremony ended with a singing of “God Bless America,” with some of those in the stands as well as de Blasio singing along.
West Virginia, God bless it, is still a little bit different!
Beth, bless her, later asks Joan what Gorman has done to her.The Walking Dead’s ‘Slabtown’: The Real Source of Terror Isn’t Walkers, It’s Rape|Melissa Leon|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think Richard Kiel did, God bless him, but according to Rob, there was really only one person who could play the role.Cary Elwes, aka Westley, Shares Inconceivable Tales From the Making of ‘The Princess Bride’|Marlow Stern|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the one hand it can bless you with exceptional land for growing grapes.Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards|Clive Irving|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"God bless 'ee, Missy," cried the old man in the shrill cracked voice of age, as he pressed up to the carriage window.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Gilbert's "O shame, father," and Mrs. Rushmere's "God bless the dear child," following her hasty retreat.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
“God bless thee, little David,” said the country folk, crowding to shake his hand as he was conveyed back to London for his trial.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
Put your hands together as you do when you’re saying your prayers, mon brave, and say, ‘God bless father and mother.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
I have earnestly prayed that what I am about to say may bear fruit and I know that you will bless my word with a similar prayer.Third class in Indian railways|Mahatma Gandhi
British Dictionary definitions for bless
verb blesses, blessing, blessed or blest (tr)
- a traditional phrase said to a person who has just sneezed
- an exclamation of well-wishing or surprise