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A common hashtag on social media posts that may accompany a sincere expression of gratitude or may be used comically or as an attempt to mask bragging. It is sometimes spoken, usually humorously. How awesome is my new apartment?! #blessed My mom came over with chicken soup tonight because I wasn't feeling well. She's the best, hashtag blessed. Well, this adorable infant just puked on me. #blessed

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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blessed with (something)

Possessing something beneficial, such as a positive ability, quality, or general state of welfare. The phrase implies that such a thing was bestowed by a deity or through good fortune. My brother has been blessed with athletic abilities that the rest of us kids seriously lack. We should never forget that we have been blessed with wealth, and with that comes the responsibility to do good with it.
See also: blessed

the blessed event

The birth of a baby. She's almost nine months pregnant, so the blessed event will be happening very soon!
See also: blessed, event

blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed

Having high expectations often leads to disappointment when the desired result does not occur, so keeping expectations low will save one from being disappointed. I promised myself I wouldn't get my hopes up, so when I found out that my first-choice school had rejected me, I was actually OK with it. Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

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 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]
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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.