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Hers was the blessedness of those who have "not seen, and yet have believed."Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
I nestled as close to him as I could go, and wept for blessedness.Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
Where could a place be found to compare for blessedness with Mr Elder's school?
Why should I be blessed—here and now at least—according to my notions of blessedness?
Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
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.