bless

01. Anne and I have been [blessed] by two wonderful, interesting children.
02. The priest invoked a [blessing] for the sick child.
03. The people of Bahrain consider the date palm to be a tree [blessed] by God with qualities not found in other trees.
04. Joan and Eric were [blessed] with ten children, and over 40 grandchildren.
05. The mass ended with a special [blessing] for all those who had sons, fathers and husbands fighting in the war.
06. It was a real [blessing] that no one was in the house when it caught fire.
07. Your grandmother was [blessed] with a long, happy life, and I know she wouldn't want us to be sad for her.
08. When I told my boss I was leaving for another job, he gave me his [blessing] and wished me the best.
09. The Ewe people of Togo consider the birth of twins to be a special [blessing].
10. Canada is [blessed] with about one fifth of the world's fresh water supply.
11. There is a law in Hawaii which requires movie crews filming on the islands to be [blessed] by a Hawaiian priest before starting work.
12. A Chinese proverb holds that great [blessings] come from heaven; small [blessings] come from man.
13. A Latin proverb tells us that good health and good sense are two great [blessings].
14. A Yiddish proverb notes that each child brings his own [blessing] into the world.
15. A Zulu proverb remarks that [blessed] are those who can please themselves.
16. Francois de la Rochefoucauld once stated that a true friend is the greatest of all [blessings].
17. Hesiod once noted that a bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great [blessing].
18. Titus Livius once observed that men are slower to recognize [blessings] than misfortunes.
19. Publilius Syrus once noted that good health and good sense are two of life's greatest [blessings].
20. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross once said that there are no mistakes, no coincidences; all events are [blessings] given to us to learn from.
21. In traditional Korean society, infant mortality was high and a big family was thought of as a [blessing], so having many children was desirable.

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  • Bless — Bless, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blessed}or {Blest}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blessing}.] [OE. blessien, bletsen, AS. bletsian, bledsian, bloedsian, fr. bl?d blood; prob. originally to consecrate by sprinkling with blood. See {Blood}.] 1. To make or pronounce …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bless me — Bless Bless, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blessed}or {Blest}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blessing}.] [OE. blessien, bletsen, AS. bletsian, bledsian, bloedsian, fr. bl?d blood; prob. originally to consecrate by sprinkling with blood. See {Blood}.] 1. To make or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bless us — Bless Bless, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blessed}or {Blest}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blessing}.] [OE. blessien, bletsen, AS. bletsian, bledsian, bloedsian, fr. bl?d blood; prob. originally to consecrate by sprinkling with blood. See {Blood}.] 1. To make or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bless — [ bles ] (past tense and past participle blessed or blest [ blest ] ) verb transitive * 1. ) to say a prayer asking God to help and protect someone or something: a ceremony to bless the harvest a ) if God blesses someone or something, he helps… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bless — S3 [bles] v [T] [: Old English; Origin: bletsian, from blod blood ; because blood was used in religious ceremonies] 1.) bless you! spoken a) what you say when someone ↑sneezes b) used to thank someone for doing something for you 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bless — bless·ed; bless·ed·ly; bless·ed·ness; bless·ing·ly; bless; un·bless·ed·ness; …   English syllables

  • bless — [bles] vt. blessed or blest, blessing [ME blessen, bletsien < OE bletsian, bledsian < blod,BLOOD: rite of consecration by sprinkling an altar with blood] 1. to make or declare holy by a spoken formula or a sign; hallow; consecrate 2. to ask …   English World dictionary

  • Bless — ist der Familienname folgender Personen Astrid Bless (1944–2009), deutsche Synchronsprecherin und Schauspielerin Roland Bless (* 1961), deutscher Musiker Siehe auch: Bläss Diese Seite ist ein …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bless — ► VERB 1) call on God to protect or treat favourably. 2) consecrate by a religious rite. 3) praise (God). 4) (be blessed with) be endowed with or granted (something greatly desired). ● bless you! Cf. ↑bless you! …   English terms dictionary

  • bless me! — or bless my soul! (old) An exclamation of surprise • • • Main Entry: ↑bless …   Useful english dictionary

  • bless me — bless my soul/bless me/well I’m blessed/old fashioned phrase used for showing surprise Thesaurus: old fashioned expressions of surprisesynonym Main entry: bless …   Useful english dictionary

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