Blessed

Bless"ed

(bls"d), a. 1. Hallowed; consecrated; worthy of blessing or adoration; heavenly; holy.
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O, run; prevent them with thy humble ode,
And lay it lowly at his blessed feet.
Milton.
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2. Enjoying happiness or bliss; favored with blessings; happy; highly favored.
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All generations shall call me blessed.
Luke i. 48.
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Towards England's blessed shore.
Shak.
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3. Imparting happiness or bliss; fraught with happiness; blissful; joyful. "Then was a blessed time." "So blessed a disposition." Shak.
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4. Enjoying, or pertaining to, spiritual happiness, or heavenly felicity; as, the blessed in heaven.
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Reverenced like a blessed saint.
Shak.
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Cast out from God and blessed vision.
Milton.
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5. (R. C. Ch.) Beatified.
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6. Used euphemistically, ironically, or intensively.
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Not a blessed man came to set her [a boat] free.
R. D. Blackmore.
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