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blessed event

Fig. the birth of a child. My sister is expecting a blessed event sometime in May. The young couple anxiously awaited the blessed event.
See also: blessed, event

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Prov. If you do not expect good things to happen, you will not be disappointed when they fail to happen. Ellen: This is going to be the best vacation we've ever had; we're going to have fun every minute of every day. Fred: Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Jill: Do you think you'll win the contest? Jane: I like to keep in mind that blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

It is better to give than to receive.

 and It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Prov. It is more virtuous to give things than to get them. (Biblical.) Susan told her children, "Instead of thinking so much about what you want for your birthday, think about what to give your brothers and sisters for their birthdays. Remember, it is better to give than to receive." Our charity encourages you to share the good things you have. It is more blessed to give than to receive.
See also: better, give, receive

blessed with something

lucky to have a special quality or character She's been blessed with the sort of slim figure and very good looks everyone else wishes they had.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of blessed with something (to be given something with God's help)
See also: blessed

blessed event

The birth of a baby, as in When is the blessed event expected? This expression combines two senses of blessed, that is, "happy" and "sacred." Today, however, unless used ironically, it is considered cloyingly sentimental. [1920s]
See also: blessed, event
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As the premier site dedicated to Blessed John Paul II in the United States, we look forward to celebrating the announcement of his canonization date in a very prayerful way," said Shrine Executive Director Patrick Kelly.
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We are to be blessed through this child of Mary, because of what will happen through his body: because of his death and resurrection the blessing that comes to Mary comes to us all.
People are blessed, too: the whole assembly, missionaries, pilgrims, those involved in liturgical ministries, catechists and catechumens.
True to form, the priest stepped onto the track for the last race and blessed the forehead of an old nag--the longest shot of the day.
Then after Noah is blessed with progeny (9:1) he blesses God, the first use of b-r-kh by a human (9:26), and the most profoundly positive utterance he can imagine.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth.
Dr Morgan, blessed one of them in 2003, when he was Bishop of Llandaff.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Fr Barltrop has often blessed cats and dogs but it was the first time he'd been asked to bless a pair of tortoises.
BLESSED IS THE MEMORY Blessed is the memory of a woman who chose to parachute back into Hungary to save others over her own safety.
The National Church Council (NCC) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) has told its Eastern Synod that it cannot allow individual congregations to decide whether same-sex unions may be blessed in their parishes.
The Qu'ran, which is the Bible for the Muslims, has many passages concerning the Blessed Virgin.
Supancheck, a Bishop Alemany High School chaplain, blessed Buicks.
Therefore, to all those skeptics I can now say that I am blessed yes I am blessed.