bless you

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(God) bless you

1. An phrase wishing good health to someone who has just sneezed. God bless you! Do you need a tissue?
2. An expression of one's appreciation for another person. "God" is not usually mentioned in this usage. A: "Here, I got coffee for you too." B: "Oh, bless you! I'm so tired today."
See also: bless

ˈbless you

1 (spoken) said to somebody after they have sneezed (= made a loud noise through the nose)
2 (old-fashioned) used for expressing thanks or affection: Bless you, my dear. It’s most kind of you to help.
See also: bless

bless you

Used to wish good health to a person who has just sneezed.
See also: bless
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It is truly right to bless you, O God-bearing One, as the ever-blessed and immaculate Mother of our God.
May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done"
I bless you with oppressive blame of the Azazel goat, as his
Those who curse you be cursed, and those who bless you, blessed' (27:28-29).
When we finished, he took my hand in both his hands and said, "God bless you," without invoking Jesus Christ and without making the sign of the cross.
God, you who are Father, we give you praise and we bless you because in Gianna Beretta Molla You have given and have made known a woman who witnessed the Gospel As a young person, as a bride, as a mother and a doctor We thank you because through the gift of her life [my mother's life], We learn to accept and honor every human being.
May God bless you and watch over those you serve,'' she said.
I will make of you a great nation[ldots] and bless you,[ldots] and all the families of the earth shall bless themselves by you.