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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!
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

blessed event

The birth of a baby. This cloyingly sentimental cliché, dating from about 1920, may well be dying out. It uses blessed in the sense of “happy,” not in the ironic sense of “cursed” or “damned” (as in “Every blessed piece of today’s mail is a bill”).
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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.
The antisemite, feeling bereft of that blessedness, wishes to vilify or murder those who remind him of his unworthiness before God.
Becoming perfected in the blessedness of God is ultimately the call of true discipleship.
Garrison Keillor, AAHSA keynote speaker, noting that caregivers help elders reach that "state of blessedness.
He has done all this in order that I may belong to him, live under him in his kingdom, and serve him in eternal righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as he is risen from the dead and lives and rules eternally.
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).
Shifting in line 915 from individual disjointure to miraculous union--that is, from "ho" and "y," the Italian for "I have" and the French pronoun for place, to "on," a simultaneous one-ness and we-ness suggestive of a holy fusion between the Ravie and Christ--the Ravie seems to grow in blessedness and fervor as her repeated sounds advance.
Those trips intimate that life is a quest, painful and difficult, but moving mysteriously toward blessedness.
Spinoza's Ethics contains nine chapters: 1) Spinoza's Life and Works, 2) The Geometric Method, 3) On God: Substance, 4) On God: Necessity and Determinism, 5) The Human Being 6) Knowledge and the Will, 7) The Passions, 8) Virtue and 'The Free Man', 9) Eternity and Blessedness.
called free love and boundless blessedness, for it bears itself
Coburg Road Church of Christ - The Coburg Road Church of Christ is beginning a series of lectures on Wednesday evenings on the theme "The Blessedness of God.
That unconditional pledge of greatness and blessedness, Noble says, is "the ideological template of all millenarian expectation and progressivist history .
As Shakespeare says of the Cardinal: His overthrow heap'd happiness upon him, For then, and not till then, he felt himself, And found the blessedness of being little.
9) </pre> <p>The result is an object lesson in tension, bearing witness at once to both the blessedness and the brokenness of the world.