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.
See also: bless

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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References in classic literature ?
As I had now only one regular pupil--though she contrived to give me as much trouble as three or four ordinary ones, and though her sister still took lessons in German and drawing--I had considerably more time at my own disposal than I had ever been blessed with before, since I had taken upon me the governess's yoke; which time I devoted partly to correspondence with my friends, partly to reading, study, and the practice of music, singing, &c.
The annual event, organised by Bryson's Animal Shelter, sees parishioners' pets blessed with holy water.
Jacob, in his 90s, has been blessed with children and re-entered the Land.
4 : to give happiness or good fortune to <He is blessed with good health.
Therefore we who stand in this tradition also are blessed with the name of God and also have been made God's people through the bestowing of God's name.
Blessed with victory and peace, may that heaven-rescued land, praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
If we are among those who have been blessed with a loving and godly mother, we know something about love and sacrifice.
Of his own African-American heritage, the Packers defensive end said it is gifted in ``worship and celebration,'' while Caucasians ``are blessed with the gift of structure and organization.
Likewise, in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, when candidates are accepted into the Order of Catechumens, they are signed by their sponsors with the cross on their foreheads and may be blessed with the sign of the cross on their ears, eyes, lips, breast, shoulders, hands, and feet.
As in the two prior years, the "Call to Holiness" conference was blessed with outstanding Catholic speakers.