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blessed

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.
See also: bless

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]
See also: blessed, event
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Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
He goes on to say: "The works of Our Lord and of His Blessed Mother can be rightly called mysteries because they are so full of wonders and all kinds of perfections and deep and sublime truths which the Holy Spirit reveals to the humble and simple souls who honor these mysteries.
I think we could turn the situation around, and restore the Blessed Sacrament to its rightful place in our parishes.
Delight of the Blessed Trinity, admiration of all angels and saints, you are the joy of heaven.
How and when the power of the Lord comes through Blessed Kateri or others remains mysterious, Slattery said.
In keeping with the architecture of each church and in accordance with legitimate local customs, the Most Blessed Sacrament is to be reserved in a tabernacle in a distinguished part of the church which is conspicuous, suitably adorned and conducive to prayer.
is under the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Priest par excellence and thus of each priest.
The Dalai Lama blessed the Shi-tro Mandala, which is being built at Forest Lawn, in a private ceremony.
There is great devotion to Blessed Seelos in the archdiocese of New Orleans where a thanksgiving mass for his beatification was celebrated in St.
The blessed water was part of my Confirmation and marriage ceremony and will be part of my final anointing.
The custom of exposing the Blessed Sacrament in a monstrance for public adoration dates back to the thirteenth century, according to Father Benedict J.
I always thought it would be nice to have him blessed,'' said owner Suzanne Pani of Thousand Oaks, who held the limp rabbit like a baby in her arms, his long ears falling down past her waist.
The idea of exorcism crept into the tradition so that people and objects were now blessed to free them from the power of Satan.
It's been 19 years since Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha attained beatification, but it's uncertain when the 17th-century Mohawk woman would achieve the final step in the canonization process to sainthood.
If we are among those who have been blessed with a loving and godly mother, we know something about love and sacrifice.