bless (one) with (something)

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bless (one) with (something)

1. To bestow something favorable upon someone, as of a gift from God. The Lord has blessed us with fine weather during the harvest season.
2. To anoint someone with something during a religious ritual. The priest blessed the baby with holy oil during the baptism ceremony.
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bless someone or something with something

[for God or fate] to give someone or something a valuable gift. God has blessed us with a bountiful harvest. Nature blessed the morning with a gentle rain.
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May God bless you with discomfort--at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger--at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people and the earth, so that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace.
May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.
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 Job's suffering, which cleansed his golden halo of
I bless you with Jonah's behemoth belly abyss, for such bleak
I bless you with oppressive blame of the Azazel goat, as his
I bless you with the bereft pauper's voyage of Ruth and Naomi, for
I bless you with princely Father Moses' failure to reach Zion--for