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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.
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the blessed event

The birth of a baby. She's almost nine months pregnant, so the blessed event will be happening very soon!
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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.
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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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In the second section of Ethics V (P20-40), Spinoza further investigates both intuitive knowledge and the active emotions, in which our blessedness or highest happiness consists.
This is of a piece with my proposal that Platonic gods, lacking nothing, exist in a perpetual state of well-being, blessedness, and fulfillment, although not of pleasure.
She derives this from the word asher (found in what she refers to as the Older testament), which she translates "happy" or "blessed," and it is used to refer to God's goal of blessedness for his people, which Charry understands as the divinely facilitated flourishing of humanity that comes from obeying God's commands in grace (see Ps.
By giving up false idols, we will achieve blessedness, and blessedness is what we're all about.
If you can grow fast enough to reach that Too Big to Fail state of blessedness before you actually run out of money, you've got it made.
These social, political and economic instructions are not neutral or optional guidelines; rather, they are the stuff of a holy way of life that reflects the order, goodness and blessedness of the creation and the Creator.
In the Beatitudes (Matthew Chapter 5), which is Jesus' meditation on blessedness, he does not dwell much on the positive or the inspirational.
Richard may die with a semblance of regal dignity, of the royal lion thrusting forth his paw; but he does not die with the blessedness to which he had earlier aspired, the blessedness symbolized by Christ's age and certain versification of The Tragedy of King Richard the Second considered within the larger context of the numerology of other Shakespeare plays and Renaissance literature.
At the same time, Taylor became more and more aware of the outputs of her right brain: feelings of "tranquility, safety, blessedness, euphoria, and omniscience.
Instead, Crescas insisted on the priority of God's will over his intellect and the primacy of love and obedience to God's commandments over intellectual knowledge in attaining blessedness and coming to know God.
Becoming perfected in the blessedness of God is ultimately the call of true discipleship.
And just as Monet's paintings can educate our eyes so that we leave the museum conscious of light sparkling off every tree and building, so a successful worldview leaves us open to experience the blessedness of being alive.
Garrison Keillor, AAHSA keynote speaker, noting that caregivers help elders reach that "state of blessedness.
In his book's second section, therefore, Jarvis sets out to elaborate Wordsworth's thinking of blessedness by way of a sequence of emphatically-titled chapters: "Happiness"; "Infinity"; "Life"; and "Light.
9:27) according to his or her deeds and then conveyed to a state of blessedness (Luke 23:43) or torment (Luke 16:22-23).